Wolverhampton Wanderers had to make do with a draw at Molineux against the struggling Saints.
A number of Wolverhampton Wanderers fans have taken to Twitter to comment on their side’s 1-1 Premier League draw with Southampton at Molineux and one player who came under a lot of scrutiny was Jesus Vallejo.
The £9million-rated (Transfermarkt) Real Madrid loanee came on as a substitute for Ryan Bennett after the 29-year-old’s first Premier League start since the 3-2 defeat to Everton on 1 September lasted little more than quarter of an hour due to injury.
Vallejo simply did not look up to speed, looking very nervy at the back and making several bad passes which got his teammates into trouble, including being at fault for the initial error which Conor Coady subsequently midjudged and led to Danny Ings’ opener.
The fan reaction to the Spaniard’s display was pretty scathing, with some of the comments below:
Vallejo needs to watch his man. To focused on the ball, needs to improve his peripheral vision. Traore and Jimenez crowding the wing out too much. RJ needs to be more central. We’re not dominating but we should certainly score #wwfc @Wolves— HappyWolf (@WolvesTruth) October 19, 2019
Vallejo is worse on the ball than Bennett, that’s some achievement #wwfc— Sam (@SamW160) October 19, 2019
Jesus Vallejo is the shakiest defender I’ve seen for a long time #WWFC— Connor McGee (@Connor241298) October 19, 2019
Vallejo get out of my club #wwfc— RampantRaul (@RampantRaul) October 19, 2019
Jesús Vallejo. Got to be considered one of the worst players I have ever seen in a Wolves shirt #WWFC— Ross Watson (@RossWat) October 19, 2019
Opportunity missed today against a poor Soton side. Game changed when Vallejo came on. He’s absolutely woeful and a liability. So to get the point after absolutely gifting them a goal and after the disappointment of VAR ruling a goal out, I’ll take it all day long #wwfc— Zackary Haynes (@Z4CK93) October 19, 2019
Bit of a meh game today. Traore was pretty quiet, Jota looked fantastic when he came on running at defenders and Vallejo is still bloody awful #wwfc— Nige Sandom (@NigeWolves) October 19, 2019
It was a frustrating day for Wolves as Raul Jimenez thought he had put the hosts ahead midway through the first period when he rounded Angus Gunn before scoring into an empty net, but the video assistant referee ruled it out for handball.
Jimenez then finished from close range as half-time approached, but Patrick Cutrone was judged to have been offside in the build-up to the goal, and then Ings put Southampton ahead soon after the break.
Luckily for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, the visitors’ lead lasted only eight minutes as Jimenez equalised from the penalty spot at Molineux, putting them 12th in the Premier League table ahead of Thursday’s trip to Slovakia for their Europa League tie against Slovan Bratislava and subsequent Sunday trip to Newcastle United.