MolMix Poster of the Season Winner 2011-2012 and r
- Oct 1, 2011
- Reaction score
Out of curiousity how many assists did he get in the season where him and Raul seemed telepathic? Double figures?
13 (9 in the Premier League). At the time, him and Raul were the joint second highest goal/assist partnership for a single season in Premier League history (they’ve now been knocked down to third by Kane and Son).
I’m genuinely not that worried about his lack of assists because he is involved in creating so many chances. Just off the top of my head…
Villa away this year. No assists but heavily involved in all three goals.
Arsenal away last year. Both goals due to unbelievable runs transitioning us up the pitch (Dendoncker hits the bar with a free header from six yards from his cross where we score the rebound).
Brighton away last year. Amazing performance. Wins us a penalty then with the last kick of the game, puts in a perfect cross which Otasowie heads over.
The run for the Sevilla penalty.
Jota’s goal at Spurs where Tanganga tries to assault him and just bounces off.
The goal in the 1-0 win against Leeds where he runs past three players, smashes it off the bar, hits Meslier on the way out and goes in.
The Villa game at home in the first season. The Neves goal from the free kick comes from Adama running nearly the length of the pitch before Mings injured himself having to take him out.
His ability to transition us up the pitch has been so important in this Wolves side which was built on an ability to absorb pressure and then counter effectively. Wouldn’t have expected it to be the same in a side like Barca who routinely have 70% of the ball and are trying to break down sides who sit deep and park the bus.
The one thing I will (and have always) criticised him for is his goal return. Should be (and in a side like ours which doesn’t score many, needs to be) much, much higher.