Paul Merson has claimed that Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo needs to fix how his side breaks down defensive teams for next season.
The West Midlands club have enjoyed an excellent return to the top flight this campaign and are in pole position to finish seventh in the Premier League, which could give them European football for next year.
They have shown they can compete against the best in the division, but it’s been against some of the lesser teams they have found it difficult.
Wolves lost home and away to relegated Huddersfield Town, while also suffering a defeat to Cardiff City
They face another relegated side in Fulham at the weekend, where it’s unlikely they will be able to play on the counter attack and will have to try be smarter in the final third.
Sky Sports pundit Merson believes that it’s vital Wolves improve against the weaker teams next year.
“Wolves find it hard against teams that don’t come at them; Brighton didn’t, Fulham won’t. They need to look at that for next season – Huddersfield did the double against them! But they should have enough,” Merson told Sky Sports.
Wolves have been devastatingly effective going forward on the counter attack and it’s no surprise they have caused the top six clubs real problems.
It must be frustrating to see them dip well below those levels in games they are expected to win and they wouldn’t be a million miles away from the top six if they had won a few more matches.
They certainly have some talented individuals at Molineux and the capture of Raul Jimenez on a permanent basis is a major statement.
Wolves can look to continue establishing themselves back in the Premier League next year and they just need to be a little bit more bolder against stubborn defences, something Nuno can look at over the summer.