Part of me was encouraged by a display featuring the type of swift passing and movement that has largely been missing since the dying embers of Nuno’s glory days.
But I was also lamenting the lack of additions our current head coach desperately needs to build the team in his own image.
The foundations are there. All we’re asking for is three or four additions, but Fosun’s inability or unwillingness to sanction such moves is foolish. Whether it’s FFP or not wanting to invest anymore, it’s unacceptable.
As for the performance, I was pleasantly surprised.For too long Wolves have lacked a cutting edge in the final third. Chances may have been spurned against Luton, but at least they were created. That’s something to be celebrated, albeit against a limited Hatters side.
Wolves moved the ball at pace between the thirds and that intensity to is exactly what’s needed. We are too guilty of playing in front of the opposition and not getting in behind to create good openings.
On the individual performances, Silva and Doherty have played themselves into the starting XI.
Fabio has a confidence and presence that suggests he’s ready to lead the line. He looks reborn and a completely different physical specimen after his stints with Anderlecht and PSV. Lopetegui must play Cunha off Silva at Old Trafford.
At 31, Doc still has that drive to go forward and get into the box that we’ve sorely missed. How did we let him go in the first place and pay double for Semedo? It’s only a matter of time until the former forces his way in.
Honourable mentions must go to Ait-Nouri, Toti and Sasa. Like Doc, Ait-Nouri’s driving runs were causing havoc, Toti was always on hand to sniff out danger, and Sasa’s link-up play could prove more than useful.
I just find it incredibly disappointing that any positivity is negated by Fosun’s dreadful running of the club, which is selling Lopetegui, the players and the fans short.
This squad is too light and Fosun would be fools to think that they can get away without bringing in reinforcements before the window slams shuts, even if that does mean breaching FFP regulations.