Vital Football

Latest Wolverhampton Wanderers News

Santo Praises Bristol Rovers Following Win

Santo Praises Bristol Rovers Following Win

Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has praised the performance of Bristol Rovers as Wolverhampton Wanderers booked their place in the EFL Cup fourth round draw last night.

Hosting the side at the Molineux for the third round tie, Wolves took an extra time one nil victory with a Bright Enobakhare strike in the 98th minute but fair play to the visitors, they created more efforts on and off target in the game and Santo was quick to acknowledge that after the match.

Speaking to the Official Website as he met with the media, the gaffer was happy to have got through and he knew it had been an incredibly tough game.

'The result of course was important as it`s a good competition and we go through - that's the main thing that we get there. Bristol played well - it was a tough game, in these cup games there are no divisions. There are good teams that come and fight like Bristol did - fortunately we are able to go through but we give credit to them. They did well, they had good chances - it was a tough game.'

Speaking about Wolves' performance on the night, he went on to say.

'There were good things and bad things - in the first half we had a good game and did o-k but not so good in the second. It was difficult with players coming in and coming back from injury. It was good to get minutes for some players getting back in shape as we continue our fight.'

With good chances falling to both sides across the game, Santo also had praise for goalkeeper Will Norris for the fine saves he pulled off to keep us in the tie, as well as the backline's performance full stop.

'The team did it, Will did his job, he did well and the team defended well. There was a lot of cooperation between the boys and the clean sheet is good for us.'

Goalscorer Enobakhare obviously also came in for praise.

'Scoring will give Bright some confidence and it has shown him that he has to work. He has been a very important player this season and now he`s come back again - we know that all of the players in the squad are very important to us.'

With some involvement from the Under 23 side in the match day squad, he ended by saying.

'The Under 23 boys gave us a hand - Oskar (Buur Rasmussen) starting as well, it`s important. It`s a group, it`s a squad , it`s players that want to help the team this is the most important thing for us. I`m happy with that. We only look as far as tomorrow. Tomorrow is the day that we are thinking about as we prepare for the game on Saturday at Molineux - it's a very important game for us.'

Bloggers



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday September 20 2017
Time: 9:51AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Wolves Articles

Vital Preview - Championship - 21st-22nd October 2017

The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, 21st-22nd October.

Wolves looking to consolidate at the top

Wolves welcome Preston to Molineux on Saturday with an eye on three more points as table toppers

Officials - Wolves v Preston (21/10/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Preston North End this Saturday.

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (18/10/17)

Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for the season of 2017/18.

Archived Vital Wolves Articles

Vital Wolves articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Wolves
Write For Vital Wolves
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Preston North End
Suggested By:
Wolves win100%
Preston win0%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Wolves Results (view all)

Write for Vital Football