Defender Nelson Semedo has been brutally honest about his first season with Wolves and says he will do whatever he can to make improvements in the future.
The 27-year-old was a Signing of big tickets in Barcelona summer 2020. The West Midlanders have reportedly paid around £ 27million for his signing, with add-ons expected to see that increase dramatically. International portugal Semedo has started 27 Premier League games since Nuno Espirito Santo side. And that’s after enjoying 32 outings for Barça in his last Camp Nou campaign.
He seems to be liked by everyone in Molineux, but the Lisbon-born ace is clearly his own harshest critic.
“To be honest it was a normal season, not a good season for me personally,” he told the club. official site. “I know I can do a lot more, it was my first year in the Premier League, I moved from a different club and it was not easy, but I will continue to work to try to improve and improve myself. ‘help my team.’
Playing for Wolves is a new experience for Semedo after playing for Benfica in his homeland before joining Barca. And it seems the right-back has been slow to come to terms with the nuances of the Premier League.
“I used to have more ball. Here, it’s different because other teams come very well to press and try to play 50-50 ”, he added. “Each team here is playing very well, it’s very difficult, very competitive, there are no easy games. It’s much more competitive. “
Semedo finds it difficult
Semedo has had 31 starts for Benfica during the 2016-17 season. He nodded for Barcelona 24 times last season – his second record of the season.
It looks like the stopper will benefit a lot more for Nuno’s men this time around. He admits the nature of the English game is hard to accept but will do whatever he can to adapt.
“It wasn’t easy because it’s very competitive,” he added. “The games are very physical – the players run a lot, they are very strong.
“I try to work on that in the gym as well, doing extra work. I work a lot to try to be able to help the team. “
Next up for Wolves is a Friday night clash with struggling Fulham at Craven Cottage. Visitors will arrive in West London nine points ahead of the opposition.
But Scott Parker’s side will be hard to break as they continue to fight for their lives in the Premier League.
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