Nuno: Wolves must improve

By Tim Spiers | Wolves | Published:

Nuno Espirito Santo said Wolves need to improve 'in every aspect' after they slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Fulham.

Nuno Espirito Santo (© AMA / Sam Bagnall)

Goals in either half from Ryan Sessegnon and Aleksandar Mitrovic gave the Cottagers all three points.

Wolves have earned only two points from their past three matches and their lead at the top could be cut to six points if Cardiff beat Bristol City on Sunday.

Nuno said: "The first half was good – well played by both teams. Us in control, Fulham in control, creating good football and chances.

"In the second half we started well but we struggled a lot to go out and have possession.

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"It was a tough afternoon. We don't lose anything, we keep going, we do exactly the same.

"It's the performance and today we must do better.

"We created options in attack in the second half but we couldn't finish those options, the pass, the cross. That gives you control of the game and we struggled. We must improve on that.


"Fulham worked well, organised defence, very tight."

Wolves didn't create many meaningful chances and were poor defensively at times.

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Nuno admitted they need to make improvements at both ends of the pitch – and denied that there was a hangover from Wednesday's draw against Norwich when the Canaries equalised in injury time.


"The team needs to improve in every aspect, not only the offensive part but the defensive part," he added. "We are conceding goals, so let's look at everything like we always do.

"The reaction (from Wednesday's draw) was there in the first half, we did well and the team was organised with good possession, good combinations, chances, counter attacks. That was the answer. Wednesday didn't affect us but what did affect us was the tough cycle that we had, three games in a short period of time.

"There's evidence of that, it's human nature. But in terms of psychological impact, nothing.

"It's over now. So now we have to analyse."

Tim Spiers

By Tim Spiers

Writes about Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club for a living


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