Do Matt Doherty's comments on Nuno's half-time team talk highlight Wolves manager's naivety?

Matt Doherty of Wolverhampton Wanderers dejected at full time after the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Cardiff City Stadium on November 30, 2018...

Wolverhampton Wanderers are currently in the midst of a really poor run of form.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Irish defender Matt Doherty (L) crosses the ball beyond Brighton's Cameroonian defender Gaetan Bong during the English Premier League football match between...

Wolves ace Matt Doherty spoke to reporters in the wake of his side's disappointing defeat to Cardiff City last week, and shared what Nuno Espirito Santo told him and his teammates during the half-time interval, as quoted by the club's official website.

The Black Country outfit made a fine start to their Premier League campaign, but they have been brought back down to earth with a bang, having taken just one point from their last six league outings.

Wolves now sit in 13th spot in the Premier League table, just seven points clear of 18th placed Southampton, and if they are not careful, they will be dragged into a relegation battle before long.

 

The question is, where has it all gone wrong for Wolves?

Matt Doherty might just have given an insight into why Nuno's men have struggled recently.

Judging by the right wing-back's comments, the Portuguese's half-time message against Cardiff lacked any kind of conviction, as quoted by the club's official website:

TOPSHOT - Brighton's Cameroonian defender Gaetan Bong (L) vies with Wolverhampton Wanderers' Irish defender Matt Doherty (R) during the English Premier League football match between...

“Going into the second half we were told to keep doing the same thing, either get a second goal or just see out the game, but that’s just the nature of the Premier League, ruthless in the boxes from crosses."

Surely Nuno should have been more proactive in his half-time pep talk, rather than just tell his players to go out and continue to do what they were doing.

Wolves eventually lost the game, and they must learn from he complacency that they showed in the second-half against Cardiff, it they are to end their barren run sooner rather than later.

Matt Doherty of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 0-1 during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Cardiff City...

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