Nuno on Newcastle frustrations

Nuno Espirito Santo insists Wolves must found solutions to breaking down their opposition after his team were held by Newcastle United at Molineux.

The hosts came from behind to level things up against the Magpies, thanks to Leander Dendoncker’s fourth goal of the season, but a winner failed to materialise. Nuno spoke of struggling to break down their opposition, Martin Dubravka’s form between the sticks and the need to bring in reinforcements to help in the future.

On a frustrating afternoon

“It was not so good. Newcastle were well-organised, we didn’t start the game well. We reacted to the goal and after that I think we managed better, we created chances but not the normal possession that we have.

“Newcastle were organised, it was difficult to find the lines and spaces, but we tried really hard until the end. Newcastle’s goalkeeper played a fantastic performance that allowed them to stay in the game, it wasn’t the best, but the character and willingness was there.”

On breaking down Newcastle

“We produced. Good saves, some I think we should improve, the final touch, the delivery of the ball. It was difficult because Newcastle didn’t want to go for the game, reducing space, well-organised, tight, we struggled there.

“Beside the situation, I think we created a couple of good chances, clear ones that could improve.”

On always wanting more

“I’m not happy because we didn’t perform like we all wish, like we expect and should do. I always want perfection and sometimes days like this happen.”

On the need to bring players in

“It’s obvious that we must bring players. Today was not the best, it was difficult, not many spaces, but the final delivery should be better.

“We are working and hopefully things work out and we can solve it. We need solutions, we need more than specific position, players that can bring us different situations, that can help us in these kind of games.”