Nuno not looking at league table

Nuno Espirito Santo insists he and his players are refusing to look at the Premier League table, despite just four matches remaining.

The battle for a top seven finish remains on for Wolves, who face their game in hand against Arsenal on Wednesday night. However, Nuno looks at improvements as a group and individually as his primary target, letting results and finishing positions take care of themselves.

On not worrying about finishing positions

“There’s no reference to the table, the reference is to grow, to improve game by game. Every game is a chance to improve. We have a fantastic opportunity to become a better team, trying new things, but at the same time trying to make players grow on the idea that we want regarding the future.

“This is what we focus on until the end, there’s no thinking about the summer or next season, it’s a game by game process.

“It’s a clear idea that we’ve been building since day one. We started in the Championship, nothing has changed. There’s no reference of the table, it’s a squad and group of people who want to work together and improve every day.”

On a small but fresh squad

“It’s not a question of tiredness. Yes, it’s a small squad. We started with 18 players, two went out on loan (in January), and we stayed with 16 plus the goalkeepers, with the back-up of the under-23s.

“Why we did it is because we believe that the more time they spend together, and the more chance they have to compete together, they will become better. It’s a belief.”

On focusing on the present

“We don’t know what is ahead of us. We must focus only on our present and the present says we prepare for the game, tomorrow we play the game, then after that we don’t know. We are a team that likes to play.”