The win over Man United was amazing, Wolves boss claims
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has praised his team for an incredible performance against Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-finals and has also termed the win 'amazing'.
Wolves managed to beat Man United 2-1 at Molineaux as goals from Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota enabled them to book a semis slot and that is their first ever achievement to a penultimate FA Cup stage in 21 years. Wolves won the cup last in 1960. Espirito has dedicated the win to the club's fans for having stood with the club all through. Marcus Rashford scored the only goal for the visitors.
"It means a lot, of course. The FA Cup is the oldest competition there is. We played well and we achieved it with the amazing support of our fans pushing us. What pleases me more is that as I walk down the steps there are people telling me they saw the 50s and the 60s and they are still coming. To give them back this joy and see our fans going out of the stadium with a smile, with a lot of beer, of course, it feels good." Espirito told Sky Sports.
"I think in the first half we defended very well, very organised and very compact. We allowed them possession of the ball but tried to recover in the right areas. The shape worked very well. In the second half, I think we managed the ball better. We had possessions. We created problems for them with our movements. And then it's talent. Talent-based on the organisation." he added.
Wolves joined Manchester City, Watford in the semis and either Brighton and Millwall will be the one joining the qualified teams thereafter.