Molineux spurred Wolves on, says Nuno

Nuno Espirito Santo paid tribute to the Molineux atmosphere which helped spurred Wolves on to victory over West Ham United.

Leander Dendoncker’s first Premier League goal of the season set Wolves on their way to a tenth match unbeaten on Wednesday. Then, with the game on a knife-edge, the supporters stuck with their team and were rewarded when Patrick Cutrone put the contest beyond doubt in the closing stages, much to Nuno’s delight.

On another big win

“Everybody in Molineux was a part of it. They way Molineux supported us was amazing, even when we felt that we lost control of the game, suddenly this voice comes out and the players feel it. We keep on going, we have to compete, play, improve.

“It was a good game, a good performance, I think we played very good. We stayed organised, West Ham are a very good team, we didn’t concede chances. A clean sheet – very happy for that. Very happy for the hard work of the boys, because they went until the end and it’s good.”

On the important second goal

“It was very important for us to score in that moment. Trying to avoid the last-minute situations that can happen in football. We had chances, we had clear breaks, counter attacks, clear chances, but I’m happy for Patrick because it’s good for him. We need all the help we can get.

“It’s important for the team, for everybody, because this specific game we had chances, counter attacks, but we know that West Ham is a fantastic team, with the quality they have, any minute they can break and score.”

On Cutrone getting his goal

“It was very important for us and this is what we want, players that come from the bench and give us options, and solutions. We are a small squad, we need everybody.”

On Moutinho’s influence

“We know Joao. The way we manage the game is about the decision making, the timing, the tempo that Ruben and Joao, players that play in the middle and have more contact with the ball, decide. Joao did a good job.”

On his team’s fitness levels

“It’s hard work. They way they prepare themselves, the way they compete, the way they rest and build their ambitions to improve. Tomorrow I’m giving them off after 21 days without a day off, but they deserved it.

“They know that the main point of the day off is to rest, to recover, because we have to go again, and again, and again. It’s a very long season, we’re very happy, because we decided to be this way, as small squad and everybody helping each other.”