Wolves will need to fight for Newcastle win, says Patricio

Rui Patricio believes the Wolves players aren’t getting carried away by their positive start to the season and need to continue to grow during the closing months of the campaign.

The Portuguese number one, who has played every minute of Wolves’ Premier League journey, is currently one of 23 players among Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad who have flown out to Spain for a warm weather training camp.

But Patricio understands the team will have another difficult task on their hands when they return from Marbella and welcome Newcastle United to Molineux on Monday evening.

On Newcastle challenge

“It’s going to be a difficult game, as all the games in the Premier League are. It will be a game against an excellent team, but let’s do as we’ve been doing, to fight to win, to play our game and be focused.

“We’re playing at home, in our stadium, in front of our fans and I’d like to thank our fans for their support, whether it’s home or away.

“It’s going to be a difficult game but we’re in a good position to fight hard for the win.”

On Wolves’ form

“Our objective is always to try as hard as possible to reach a better position, and the higher up we can get in the league table, the better.

“The team is doing well, we’re growing and focused on being higher up the league table. That is very difficult because the Premier League is a very competitive league, but we players always want to get better and grow.

“That’s our objective and we think game by game. We want to win and do everything to be able to win and then let’s see in what position we finish.

“But now the most important thing is to continue working as we have been doing, to keep growing and then let’s see where we finish.”

On adapting to the Premier League

“It’s been a very interesting first season and I’ve learnt lots of new things by playing in a totally different league, the Premier League, and it’s been a fantastic experience.

“The football here is totally different to what I was used to, and I’ve had to adapt to different situations, but it’s been fantastic because of this.

“It’s been a time of very good professional growth and I’ve learnt lots of new things and on a personal level. It’s been a fantastic experience, to be in the Premier League environment.

“I am growing as a player and that is also important, because I’m going to keep working as I want to grow and progress even more.”