Wolves boss Nuno: Together let's try to win

By Tim Spiers | Wolves | Published:

Nuno Espirito Santo has called for Wolves to manage their emotions as they prepare for their biggest game in years tomorrow.

Nuno Espirito Santo speaking at today's pre-match press conference

Manchester United come to town for an FA Cup quarter-final at a packed Molineux on Saturday night.

Nuno says his players are as focused as ever for the huge clash.

"We have to manage our emotions so we can have good actions in the game," Nuno, speaking at Friday's pre-match press conference, said.

"The fans will be massive, what Molineux is giving us is amazing, we just want to give back. Together, let's try to do it.

"It's a big game, that's reality, but our approach doesn't change.

"If you ask me have I seen a difference in my players? No.

"The job of a manager is to be focused and try and help the team make the right decisions, those details that can make a difference, this is our job

"The team, the players, what happens outside (the club) cannot affect us.


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"We have to manage our emotions so we can have good actions during the game – what happens outside cannot change your behaviour."

Wolves have only lost one of their past 11 matches and have enjoyed a great record against the big six this season.

"We had some good moments but the most difficult is to sustain, to be able to keep on performing well, the consistency is one of the hardest things to achieve in football," Nuno added.


"This is what we aim for.

"We're prepared to play, knowing we have to defend very hard, very compact, organised and then when we have he ball try and put our talent on the pitch.

"Manchester United is a very good team in a good moment.

"The performances and results, especially the big moments they had, there's no doubt Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer) is doing a fantastic job.

"There are some changes (since Wolves earned a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford) but the quality and talent is there, many good players, we expect a very tough game."

Nuno, who said his squad had 'some' injury issues "but nothing big", also confirmed John Ruddy will be in goal, having played every round so far.

"John is going back in goal – he's ready."

Tim Spiers

By Tim Spiers

Writes about Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club for a living


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