'That was a special win' - Wolves boss Nuno on West Ham victory

By Jamie Brassington | Wolves | Published:

Nuno Espirito Santo revelled in a ‘special win’ for his Wolves side after they got off the mark in the Premier League.

Nuno celebrates Wolves' win over West Ham (AMA)

Adama Traore’s stoppage-time winner earned Wolves their first Premier League victory for six-and-a-half years.

After draws with Everton and Manchester City, as well as defeat to Leicester, Nuno believes it is also justification for sticking to their game plan.

“The win was special for the boys because we didn’t change since day one – and for us, day one was last season,” he said.

“We play the same way and do the same things. We tried to create solutions, the players are improving, and things will happen naturally, it is a growing process.

“Of course, it is a lot easier to work with good results.

“The belief you say (that we have) is a perfect example (in helping us to get the win) but I think the organisation is the most important part of the game.

“As long as you play the way you train, you are close to winning.”

Nuno also hailed £18million record-signing Traore as a ‘game changer’ after he bagged the late winner against West Ham.


But the head coach believes the winger still has plenty of room for improvement after being used as a substitute in his three Premier League games so far.

“I think he came late (to the club) like everybody knows,” said the Wolves boss.

“He still has things to do. To adapt himself, the team has to know and recognise him better, knowing what he can give us, which is the moment that he can give us.

“Another player is all about shape of the team when you have different characteristics in the players, the shape stays the same, the game changes.”

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