Patricio looking to use European experience

Rui Patricio believes the European experience within the Wolves dressing room will be of huge benefit when their Europa League campaign begins on Thursday.

Ten members of Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad have played in Europe for their previous clubs, with Joao Moutinho lifting the Europa League trophy in 2011 with Porto. Patricio has played more than 90 times across the Europa League and Champions League, and has his sights set on enjoying more success in Wolves colours this season. 

On his European experience

“Yes, it’s logical. We have experience in European competitions, which is important. We also have the qualifying for the Europa League to do, so having experience always helps.

“The most important thing for all of us is to be focused on the things we have to do.”

On the season ahead

“It will be hard, as every Premier League season is, they are always very well fought. I believe it’s going to be one more excellent season from all of us and we want to give much joy to our supporters.

“It was a good year (for me), but I know that I can do more and be better. So, I must keep working and evolving every day. That’s the most important thing.”

On the tour of China

“It’s been a good experience. It’s a totally different country.

“We had to adapt ourselves to the work conditions, to the time difference and humidity. We adapted ourselves, in order to be at 100 per cent for the days of the matches.”