Steve Bull: Why shouldn't Wolves aim to go all the way in Europe?

By Steve Bull | Wolves | Published:

Wolves have made it to the Europa League group stage – and I think Nuno would like to win the whole thing.

They clinched their place in a really professional manner on Thursday night, seeing it through against a Torino team who were well-drilled and had a fair amount of quality.

They dealt with the pressure and deservedly got the result we all wanted.

Nuno could have maybe rested a few for the game, maybe Raul Jimenez and/or Diogo Jota, but he pretty much went as strong as he could – and that tells me he is serious about going far in the competition, even though he always likes to take things one game at a time.

And why not look to go all the way?

We have got the talent, and we’re fifth favourites with the bookmakers at the moment.

We learned our group stage opponents yesterday – Besiktas, Braga and Slovan Bratislava. And it is not a bad group, to be fair.

As a player, you are looking at those teams and thinking ‘we can deal with this, we can get through this and get to the knockouts’.

The trip to Braga will be a nice one for a fair few of the squad – Pedro Neto and Willy Boly being former players of theirs.


It is a chance for the likes of Ruben Neves, Diogo Jota and Ruben Vinagre to go back home too, and show the fans over there that making the move over here was the right call.

The pressing matter, though, is the Premier League and today’s game at Everton.

And I know that its early doors, but, for me, this is one we’ve got to be winning.

We could really do with getting three points in the bag.


Yes, we are unbeaten, but draws do not get you to where you want to be in the long run.

So, let’s extend the unbeaten run – and do it with a victory at Goodison Park, where we performed really well last season, winning 3-1 and scoring some great goals.

I watched Everton against Lincoln on the TV in midweek and, I have to say, I think the Toffees are there for the taking.

It would go down a treat with me and my good mate Chris Sharratt, who is celebrating his 60th birthday. Come on me babbies!

Steve Bull

By Steve Bull

Wolves legend and the club's record goal scorer


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