Matt Murray: This is the best Wolves team I’ve seen

By Rosie Swarbrick | Wolves | Published:

The class of 2019-20 is the best Wolves side Matt Murray has ever seen.

Ruben Neves (centre) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with team-mates

The former Molineux shot-stopper – who was part of the 2002-03 Championship promotion side – hailed Nuno Espirito Santo as ‘unreal’ after watching the Portuguese head coach guide them from mid-table in the Championship to the Europa League.

And Murray spoke of his delight at seeing Wolves’ progression since Nuno took over in 2016.

He said: “I’ve been at Wolves since the age of nine and this is the best I have seen.

“To be doing what they are doing in Europe, the connection they have with the fans.

“The brand of football they play and how they tweak it... I just think Nuno is unreal.”

This international break Nuno’s side are eighth in the Premier League table after a 2-1 victory over Villa on Sunday.

And Murray says the gulf from the top flight mentality of the past is clear.

He said: “If someone had told me when I was nine that we’d be playing in Europe and, also, have a real belief when we play the top six that we could come out with anything, I wouldn’t have believed it.


“Usually it would be the upcoming run of games that we would think would be season defining.

“Playing Brighton, Sheffield United, West Ham – those are all of the teams that we would have focused on.

“We’d have made eight changes against Man U because we’d just have written those games off.

“If we did get something it would have been a bonus, but now I think there is a real different mentality. A real belief around the club.

“The brand Nuno has got them playing, the togetherness, the style, the way tactically we can get back into games.”

Rosie Swarbrick

By Rosie Swarbrick

Wolves correspondent for the Express & Star.


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