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Nuno Espirito Santo: We need to be more clinical in front of goal

Sat 09 January 2021 | 11:05

Wolves boss has urged his team’s forwards to be more clinical after their victory against Crystal Palace.


achieved a 1-0 victory against

Crystal Palace

in their Friday FA cup match. Adama Traore’s spectacular solo goal was enough for Nuno Espirito Santo’s team to secure their qualification for the next round but the game could have been more comfortable for the Wolves if they were able to use their golden opportunities.

Fabio Silva

missed a chance to open the scoring in the 12th minute as he headed the ball over the crossbar from eight yards. The teenager missed another chance early in the second half when he wasn’t able to score a free header. In a post-match interview, the Portuguese coach has spoken about his team’s performance and their lack of concentration in front of goal.

“Fabio did a good game but he needs chances and should do better, especially with the cross off Pedro. He needs to do better, it can not always be sorry and there is a lot of work there to be done,

“He has to approach the situation better. When you are in the six-yard box you have to be decisive, and that will come. But I am pleased with the way he kept the shape and worked, it is not easy to lead the line up front alone. But he needs to be more clinical.

“He needs to think about the actions and with the talent he has it will come.

“But the whole team needs to be more decisive and clinical also when chances come. I think we played good in the first half, it was good in terms of possession of the ball and we didn’t allow anything in terms of gaps in the pockets. We scored a good goal also. In the second half, not so much, but we did create a good chance with Leander.

“The boys worked very hard in the middle of the park and we played really well and kept the ball.”

source: SportMob