Nuno hails Wolves' character and responds to Leeds owner's rant

By Tim Spiers | Wolves | Published: | Last Updated:

Nuno Espirito Santo hailed Wolves' character as they returned to winning ways in style with a 3-0 victory at Leeds.

Nuno Espirito Santo (© AMA / Sam Bagnall)

Goals from Romain Saiss, Willy Boly and Benik Afobe – his first for Wolves since returning to the club on loan – gave Wolves an emphatic win at Elland Road.

Nuno had yesterday called for Wolves to get back to their early season best.

And the beaming boss said: "I think we improved a lot from the last performance.

"Our approach was very good, we recognised we had to get better and that requires character.

"The team showed character, they were solid, talent, chances, set pieces, goals, all these things.

"It was a very good performance. This is the way. We have our philosophy, we have our identity.

"I always say the most important thing in football is to create, because things will come.


"To create requires talent and quality and be clinical. Sometimes you win by set pieces! And sometimes by chances you create.

"You lose by set pieces also and we improved on that today.

"To come here to a big stadium against a massive club and be superior...very good."

Afobe had gone five substitute appearances without a goal since joining from Bournemouth on loan and sealed the win in style with a sumptuous lob.


Nuno said of the striker: "It's very good for Benik and for the team first because it totally closed the game.

"It's important for him because he can help the team. He's improving, like everybody."

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The head coach also responded to claims from Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani that Wolves' approach in the transfer market wasn't 'legal or fair'.

Radrizzani took to Twitter after the game to complain that all 24 Championship teams should have the same rules and opportunities, while adding: "Congratulations to the best team but hope the league can be fair and equal to all 24 teams."

Nuno responded by saying: "First of all I say again, I don't care.

"What we see on the pitch is a group of very hard working people, our only focus is on the game.

"We don't care, it's like shouting, 'we don't care' because it has nothing to do with us.

"We compete fairly and when we win we deserve it. We're humble enough to recognise when people are better than us but we don't go sending messages into the air, we're very straight on what we say."

Tim Spiers

By Tim Spiers

Writes about Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club for a living


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