Nuno makes Wolves believe they can win each game

By Jamie Brassington | Wolves | Published:

Matt Doherty revealed Nuno Espirito Santo makes Wolves believe they can win every game.

Matt Doherty

And the wing-back insists their performances are starting to show they are good enough for the Premier League.

Wolves went into the international break after earning their first win of the domestic campaign, on the back of two draws and one loss.

The 26-year-old said: "We won the league last year, we obviously believe we're good enough for this league and our performances are starting to show that now.

"It comes from Nuno, that confidence. We've not set a specific position where we want to finish, it's just 'win every game we go in to' pretty much.

"It's impossible but that's the belief, he makes us feel we can win every game."

Doherty believes his teammates would have been left deflated had they not beaten West Ham on Saturday.

Both teams had chances to score but the game remained goalless until the 93rd minute when Adama Traore netted the winner from the bench.

And Doherty felt Wolves were deserving of the victory.


He said: "When you see Adama go through it's a pretty good feeling when you see it hit the back of the net.

"It was a tough game because of the heat, it was really hot out there. I thought we deserved to win even though it was late on.

"They had one chance right at the start and from there on we were in control.

"We had a lot of chances in the second half and you're starting to think is it going to be our day, then when Arnautovic goes through you're thinking 'oh no' but Rui makes a great save, I guess that's why he's in the team.

"We got it in the end but we deserved it. That's just the way we play (attacking until the very end) – if we sit back we're going to invite pressure and that's not what we want to do, especially in this league.

"It's almost one chance, one goal, that normally happens. If we hadn't got the win we'd have been deflated."

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By Jamie Brassington
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