Wolverhampton Wanderers secured a 3-2 victory over Torino but Nuno Espirito Santo has affirmed that it is not yet over and that his charges should not feel comfortable as of yet.
Wolves will host Torino at Molineux on Thursday, August 29 on their quest to Europa League group stages and they will be going into this game with a slight confidence boost - they have been on an impressive run so far.
But Wolves manager Nuno said at his post-match press conference via The Independent: “It’s far from being over, it’s a close tie. We have to play next week against a very, very tough and a very good team.
"We played good, we were organised, we stayed in shape, we produced some goals but, as I say, there’s still one game to go. We have to be really, really good to perform again against a very, very good team.”
On Joao Moutinho's performances:
“He respects himself, he rests, he’s a fantastic player and other players play also,” Nuno said. “It’s a very, very busy schedule – we have to manage that and always try and make good decisions so the team stays compact and organised.
“Moutinho is just one case among others that play two games in a row and three games in a row, then we have to decide for the next one. The most important thing is that the players understand that they have to really, really work hard. We have to recover well to be able to cope with such a difficult time and such a difficult schedule.”
His take on Adama Traore and his delivery:
On the performance of Traore – whose end product has often been questioned, even if his pace and power has Nuno said: “I’m pleased. He helped the team, others did what they had to do. It’s about tasks, it’s about rules, it’s about always being a team. Knowing that, when you know yourselves better and the characteristic of the player is what they can give to the team is important.”
Torino goalscorer De Silvestri told the club’s official website: “We lost, but we have to think about our two goals scored. They still give us hope for the return match. They’re a very physical team, they put us in difficulty under that perspective.”
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