Matt Le Tissier was critical of Wolverhampton Wanderers after their draw with Brighton on Saturday, but was keen to mention that they have still had a brilliant season.
Nuno Espritio Santo’s side drew 0-0 against Brighton at Molineux, as they once again found it difficult against a team set up defensively.
The West Midlands giants have had some exceptional results against the division’s elite teams when they can hit on the counter, but at times it’s the lesser sides that have been difficult for them.
Wolves dominated possession and had plenty of attempts on goal, but weren’t clinical enough against a Brighton team that earned a precious point in their fight against relegation.
Sky Sports pundit Le Tissier believes that Wolves were off the pace agianst Brighton and that their season is slowly creeping to an end.
“It does look that way a little bit,” Le Tissier responded when asked if Wolves have ran out of steam this season on Sky Sports’ Premier League channel (5:20pm, 20 April).
“It looks like they have done all their work, got themselves into a good position. The hunger possibly has just died a little bit.
‘It is understandable at this time of the season. Are they really trying to get seventh? I loathe to criticisE because it has been a fantastic season for them. I can criticise on this performance alone, they looked a little bit jaded.
Wolves certainly shouldn’t feel that their season is over, as there is still plenty to play for with four league games left for them.
Nuno’s team are ninth-placed in the table, but are just a point adrift of seventh-placed Watford.
Wolves have a realistic chance of snatching seventh if they finish the season strongly and that could end up securing European football for next year.
It would be a remarkable feat to end up seventh on their return to the top flight and breaking down resilient defences is something the manager needs to try address in the summer, perhaps with more attacking signings.