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.'