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Nuno letting his Wolves stars do the talking

By Joe Edwards | Wolves | Published:

Nuno Espirito Santo is happy for his Wolves players to do the talking amid a push for seventh and a possible European spot.

Nuno's side are eighth going into the Brighton game (AMA)

Wolves are one of four teams – the others being Leicester, Everton and Watford – vying for the position, which could seal a place in the Europa League qualifiers.

Nuno's target remains the same – for his side to be competitive and to improve – but he does not at all mind them using their European dream as motivation for the final run of Premier League fixtures.

On if reaching the competition is his aim, Nuno said: "We are focused on the next game. We are focused on trying to perform well, to compete.

"We are a team that always wants to compete in the best way possible, nothing else.

"It's game by game. It's the same target still – compete and perform. It's always like this.

"The target is to improve and grow as a team.

"I'm not going to change. We must perform well."

Star striker Raul Jimenez recently said he does not see why Wolves cannot compete for a Champions League berth next term.

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And Nuno likes that his players have ambition, so he is not banning talk about Europe in order to relieve pressure going into Brighton, and then games against Arsenal, Watford, Fulham and Liverpool.

"The pressure is on, and it's high pressure to perform and to fight," he said.

"This is the responsibility that we have. The players speak between themselves.

"But they don't speak with me about it. They speak among themselves.

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"It's not difficult because I don't speak about it.

"And I don't have to tell them what they should talk or not talk about."

Finishing seventh will result in the Europa League qualifiers as long as Manchester City beat Watford, who got past Wolves in the semis at Wembley, in the FA Cup final.

Wolves are heading into today's game against the Seagulls in eighth on 47 points, only behind Leicester on goal difference.

Everton and Watford are in ninth and 10th respectively, each on 46 points.

Joe Edwards

By Joe Edwards
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @JoeEdwards_Star

Sports reporter for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

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