Nuno want players to learn from loss

Nuno Espirito Santo has called on his players to analyse their mistakes and learn from them quickly after defeat to Crystal Palace at Molineux.

A late Jordan Ayew strike had the visitors in front and Luka Milivojevic’s penalty at the death ensured Wolves began 2019 with a reverse.

Refusing to be too downhearted after a positive result at the weekend, Nuno insists his players must ensure they learn from their errors.

Nuno on learning from mistakes

“They reduced the spaces and we tried to find solutions ourselves, something that we’ve worked on before, but today there was not the energy to do those things. We arrived, but always late, and we have to get better.

“We missed too many opportunities to make the first pass. We’ll keep on going and keep analysing, the boys must rest and recover well because the next challenge is around the corner. When we tried to go for the game things didn’t work out, so we have to improve and get better.”

Nuno on what went wrong

“The first-half was very compact, very organised. The second-half we started better and got a couple of chances. We didn’t quite get in the game, it seemed like we were no having possession against a good team. They pressed us well and stayed in the game, then came a second ball in the box and the game went to Crystal Palace.

“I was disappointed. It was a tough game. As the game went by we managed the ball, but credit to Crystal Palace, they fought, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. It was not a good game.”

Nuno using no excuses

“There are no excuses. We didn’t perform well and Crystal Palace had one day less than us to recover. We know this is a tight schedule and today we fought. A couple of days ago we were celebrating and now we have to bounce back.

“We are proud of what we’ve doing, but we want to keep growing, with persistence through the season.”