Everybody’s Ready To Go

Nuno Espirito Santo says that his squad are raring to go following Monday’s 1-0 win over Birmingham City.

Reflecting on the local derby, Nuno felt that his side thoroughly deserved the three points at St. Andrews but says that it is now out of their minds as Wolves now turn their attentions to Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship fixture against Sunderland at Molineux.


Nuno began, “Everybody’s ready to go, everybody’s fit. What matters most to me is how we perform and we have already spoken about that. 


“Birmingham was a game that we controlled from minute one to the last minute - we totally deserved the victory. 


“No one else can say anything different, if they do, they are not telling the truth. 


“The truth is that we were the better team and we deserved the three points and we now have our next game on Saturday - things go on.”


In preparation for the visit of Sunderland, Nuno has had to take in to account the weather conditions as snow has fallen in Wolverhampton on Friday with the potential of more on Saturday.


Speaking about the weather conditions, the Wolves Head Coach admitted that his players must adapt but he said that it won’t be a factor when it comes to their performance.


“We have trained with snow on Friday, it is about adapting and about being able to perform in any conditions - in any stadium with rain, with snow, with sun. We need to be able to fight and play football the way we play,” he said. 


“The conditions are not a factor because we prepare well. We change some dynamics to react better to these kind of situations - that is our job and what I can ensure is that we will be 100% whether it snows or not.”


Sunderland, who are 23rd in the Championship, visit Molineux having recently been taken over by former Wales boss Chris Coleman.


Nuno says he is aware of the threats that Sunderland will pose and he called for the fans to continue in their support of the team.


“Sunderland will be a tough team - they have been struggling, they’ve changed coach, they’ve changed dynamics,” Nuno continued. 


“They’ve got a good coach and an experienced one - they have good players and we have to be very, very aware of what’s going to happen. 


“The most important thing is about us - the way we perform, the way we go for the game, the way we put our ideas on the pitch. 


“I think that Molineux with our pack behind us, we’re going to be strong together.”