Nuno Espirito is keen to banish the memories of back-to-back defeats with victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at Molineux.
Back on home soil where they’ve been so impressive since the turn of the year, Wolves face the first of five remaining Premier League fixtures when Brighton & Hove Albion arrive in town, and Nuno insists the pressure is on.
On pressure to bounce back
“We want to bounce back and improve, it’s always like that. The last performance was not the best one that we had, so Saturday is another opportunity to raise the standards again.
“All the teams involved are in different situations. On Saturday we face a team fighting for their lives, but every game we fight for our lives because we have responsibilities as professionals, as a club, as a team, we have big responsibility to play and perform well.
“The pressure is on and it’s high pressure to perform well, to play well, to compete well, to fight. This is the pressure and responsibility that we have.
“Saturday is going to be very tough, against a good team, but we are back at Molineux, we want to play, we want to compete and have a good performance in front of our home fans, they deserve a good performance.”
On Max Kilman’s involvement
“Max is 100 percent integrated into the squad. He’s improving, we’ve tried an individual approach on him, trying to make him better as an athlete. That includes a lot of aspects, nutrition, gym and integrating him into our full training sessions.
“Playing and training with us will improve his level, he’s gradually improving, and he’ll have his chance for sure. I see him as a very good football player, a good centre half with quality, he’s big and aggressive, and has to improve like all the young players, but we’re really, really happy with Max.”
On a nice atmosphere in Spain
“We train in the morning, we eat together, then in the afternoon they have their own time as if they were at home. The only difference is they spend it together, they have a chance to do different activities.
“We discovered that some of the players that are fast, use go karts and everything changes, the fastest ones are not so fast, this is the environment that we want to try and give them. Spending time together, joking, playing golf, activities.
“Some of them, their families were there, it was nice weather and they went to the beach with their kids. If we have good relationships as a group and as a family, when we compete every week it will be easier.”