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Wolves boss Nuno: We only look forwards

By Joe Edwards | Wolves | Published:

Nuno Espirito Santo is remaining level-headed as Wolves look to get back on track against Braga.

Nuno Espirito Santo (AMA)

Nuno’s side face the Portuguese outfit on the back of two losses in the Premier League against Chelsea and Everton.

But they enter the Europa League group stage opener at Molineux having won all six of their qualifying ties.

“It’s the third season for us. We started in the Championship, Thursday we play Europa League, we are the same,” said Nuno.

“We have to work hard, but we don’t stay too much time in the past, we just look at Thursday.

“This is my job. It’s not when we win everything is OK, when we lose everything is bad.

“That’s why I say we have to realise what happened.”

Thursday's tie is Wolves’ 12th game of the season – despite it only being the middle of September.

Extending the European journey has been met with delight by fans, although they realise the extra games which come with being in the competition do pose Wolves with some difficult questions to answer.

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Nuno, as ever, though, is embracing the challenge and looking forward to taking on Ricardo Sa Pinto’s charges and, as defender Matt Doherty has done, says the slow start in the league is not down to being in the Europa League.

“It has nothing to do with that (Europa League),” he added.

“We knew and we anticipated it, and we worked very well. We had qualifiers, play-offs, in the meantime tough opponents in the Premier League.

“We prepared well in the international break and it’s a new cycle again.

“We want to embrace this challenge. We want to compete in every game, better than we competed (against Chelsea)."

Joe Edwards

By Joe Edwards
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @JoeEdwards_Star

Wolves fan turned Wolves correspondent for the Express & Star.

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