Nuno Espirito Santo expressed his pride in leading Wolves on an 11-match unbeaten Premier League run, the club’s longest stretch without defeat in the top flight since 1962.
A 2-2 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday afternoon maintained Wolves’ undefeated stint, with Diogo Jota opening the scoring – his first goal since starting the run back on 22nd September away at Crystal Palace – before the Seagulls hit Nuno’s side with two goals within two minutes. However, Jota struck again just before the half-time break to earn a point for his side.
Following the match, Nuno said his players deserve all the credit for making sure the team have lost just two matches all season in their 2019/20 Premier League campaign.
On 11-game unbeaten run
“I’m very proud. All the credit goes to the players and to the fans because they’re always with us. Everybody deserved the credit of embracing this challenge, and we want to keep on going.
“I’m very proud of the things we have achieved together – us, the fans, the club is growing, trying to become better on our day-by-day situations.
“We want to keep on going and on Thursday we have the last game of the Europa League, where we have to compete, and we have to prepare ourselves.”
On a draw at the AMEX
“It was a tough game; a well-played, competitive, emotional game. We started good and Brighton reacted well – they’re a good team – and we had to start again.
“The second-half was full of good football from both sides, they wanted to go, to risk and try to score. It was a tough game, but I’m proud of the way we stayed organised and the way we created our chances.
“It saw a good game of football where two teams wanted to play. We stayed organised for much of the game, but Brighton is a good team and have good possession down the middle. In the second-half, both teams wanted to score. It was an entertaining game, sometimes unbalanced, not the way we like, but this is football and I’m proud of the way we compete today.”
On Brighton’s two goals in two minutes
“After we scored, we managed that moment well in possession, but their first goal was a long-ball and we didn’t defend well in the deep, but we didn’t deal well when we restarted the game.
“It was a wrong pass. You cannot play horizontal passes. That allowed the interception of Brighton and they created the second goal. It is a mistake from us that we will look at and try not to repeat it again.”
On VAR decision
“From where I am, we see it, but when we have VAR, they say they’re going to check, if they check… I’m going to check now.”
On busy fixture schedule
“In terms of the fixtures, it was two days before and three after, sometimes we have three days before and two after, but the hard parts and the problems will start now. In December it will be tough, but it’s a tough month for everybody.”