We'll Enjoy This Moment, Says Nuno

Although Wolves scored two brilliant goals to secure three more points against Derby County, Nuno Espirito Santo highlighted the team efforts for praise post-match.

Diogo Jota and particularly Ruben Neves scored brilliant goals against the Rams, as Wolves moved one step closer to promotion on another night to remember at Molineux.

Although naturally Nuno was delighted with the two finishes, it was the efforts of his entire squad which were most pleasing.

“Ruben’s was a fantastic goal,” he said. We are fortunate to have this talent and when they are able to exploit it, but what makes these moments is the organisation of the team, the control.

“Sometimes we don’t see it, but we have to enjoy these moments. Of course, we have talent no doubt it about and beautiful goals, but it goes beyond that.

“Ruben and Diogo are helping a lot, but it’s all about the team and the squad. We have to stay humble that’s my interpretation of football, work hard and things will come off.”

After the drama of Friday evening at Cardiff, Nuno called for more defensive organisation and was delighted with the response of his players against Derby.

“I mentioned that we have to improve our defensive organisation, today we did. We didn’t concede chances to a very good team, the way they try to combine as a team.

“On Friday John Ruddy was the Man of the Match but tonight was quiet so this tells us that we are improving. I’m very pleased with the reaction and approach of the players.”

With Derby fifth in the Championship, Nuno knew his players had a big task on their hands on Wednesday and was pleased with the further development they made.

“We were able to control a very good team, Derby is a good team but we were able to defend well and manage the game.

“All the players here are developing, getting better from what they were. Both the players that were here and the players that arrived in the summer, this is the spirit we want.

“We were patient, there is always time to hurt and we were able to do a good job today. Thank you to our fans, it was a good evening for us.”

Despite the victory, Nuno’s feet remain firmly on the ground and his head is fully fixed on the Birmingham challenge on Sunday.

“They will be off tomorrow but Friday we’ll be back to work before Birmingham at home, which is very important because it’s a derby.

“We have to prepare properly for Sunday, it means a lot to our fans and us – the Championship is the most difficult division in the world.

“We play at home and that’s the most important factor in this league, they’ve changed manager. We have to be very cautious, like we always are. This is over, lets enjoy it and focus on Sunday,” he added.