Although delighted with his team’s performance in Turin, Nuno Espirito Santo knows a lot of work is still to be done if Wolves are to overcome Torino back at Molineux.
The head coach watched his side score three vital away goals against the Serie A team through Romain Saiss, Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez, which allowed Wolves to return home with a 3-2 advantage. However, Torino provided a stern test in a hostile environment and a late penalty means it’s very much game on in the return leg next week, according to Nuno.
On a close tie
“It’s far from being over, it’s a close tie. We have to play next week against a very, very tough and a very good team.
“We played good, we were organised, we stayed in shape, we produced some goals but, like I say, there’s still one game to go and we have to be really, really good to perform again against a very, very good team.”
On Moutinho’s condition
“He respects himself, he rests and he’s a fantastic player and other players play also.
“It’s a very, very busy schedule - we have to manage that and always try and make good decisions so the team stays compact and organised.
“Moutinho is just one case among others that play two games in a row and three games in a row, then we have to decide for the next one.
“The most important thing is that the players understand that they have to really, really work hard and recover well to be able to cope with such a difficult time and such a difficult schedule.”
On Traore’s performance
“I’m pleased. He helped the team, others did what they had to do. It’s about tasks, it’s about rules, it’s about always being a team.
“Knowing that, when you know yourselves better and the characteristic is of the player what they can give to the team is important.”