A proud Nuno Espirito Santo described his team as “relentless” after Wolves came from 2-0 down to beat Manchester City at a rocking Molineux.
At two down to the defending champions, Wolves rallied and produced a thrilling comeback to record a memorable double over City. Adama Traore inspired the fightback with a goal and assist, before Matt Doherty bagged the winner, in a passionate performance typical of Nuno’s side.
On the resilience of his team
“We are relentless and will keep on going, it doesn’t matter what happens, we want to compete.
“Of course, they were blocking our game, on our right side, but most important was staying in the game. Conceding the second goal makes the task very hard, it’s a very good team, but we played good, nice goals.
“We had to stay in the game. We got punished with one mistake in the second-half, when we didn’t press well, but we reacted very good. The way we achieved the goals was very good, the way we reacted, the way we kept players with so much quality under pressure – it requires a lot of effort.”
On a special performance
“Tonight, no matter what the result, I must be proud of the way the players played. We made mistakes, but let’s be fair to the game, everything changes when City have one man less.
“We had much more of the ball but had to find solutions. Second-half we reacted, played the way we want to do things, combining one side to the other, one versus one in the wide areas, and I’m delighted.”
On Doherty’s winner
“It’s one of the things he does, he’s been doing it for some time, and we’re so glad he’s a true believer. He keeps on going, keeps on believing and his quality is good.”
On a memorable night
“It was a good game. We’ve had a lot of games, even decisive in the Championship, that we performed well. Today we performed well against a very good team with one man less. City are an amazing team. Even with ten men, it’s so difficult, but the boys keep on going.”