Nuno on ambitions, hard work and Southampton

Nuno Espirito Santo insists his philosophy stays the same, despite set-backs, and is now relishing the return to Premier League action on Saturday.

Having done their homework during the week, Wolves are prepared to turn their focus fully to the final six Premier League fixtures of the season, starting at Southampton on Saturday. Following the St Mary’s clash, the group will head for a warm weather training camp, where batteries will be recharged, but first comes a crucial Premier League fixture against the Saints.

On maintaining philosophy

“There’s only one option - work hard to become successful. Every time you don’t achieve what you propose, disappointment comes, but you look at the other side and you are proud that you compete really well and that’s what we take from the game, we compete really, really well.

“It’s a question of philosophy, ideas. Modus operandi - the way that we work. We play, we analyse, we look at things and then we prepare ourselves. We are a competitive team who wants always to compete, to play and inside it, there’s the result.”

On the work this week

“All these moments, you have to organise your thoughts. What we feel now is pride, we are proud of what we achieved, it was a good thing and we have to move forward. All the games, through the 19 months we’ve been together, make you stronger because you encounter different situations.

“The ambition of the squad is something we really want to be present on a daily basis. If you are truly ambitious and you want to win things you have to work harder every training session.”

On Southampton’s challenge

“It’s a tough challenge. They’re a very good team, very organised, good players, good manager, clearly it’s changed and they’re a tough team, especially at home. The idea that they have, competitive. It’s going to be a very tough game, but we are ready for it, to compete.”

On warm weather camp next week

“Every time we’ve decided to go, we’ve had a reason behind it and we have another reason. It was planned before, it allows us to spend more time together, not only in training sessions, but also social life that we consider really important. That’s the idea.

“It allows us to be in a different environment, spending more time together. We eat breakfast together, we train together, we eat lunch together, we eat dinner together, sometimes after dinner we do different activities, so it’s a really enjoyable time.”