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Wolves boss Nuno: Wolf pack spirit stronger than ever

By Tim Spiers | Wolves | Published:

Nuno Espirito Santo believes Wolves’ team spirit is stronger than ever – thanks to their winter break.

Nuno Espirito Santo (© AMA SPORTS PHOTO AGENCY)

Since returning from a week-long trip to Marbella, Wolves have won two games without conceding a goal.

The head coach and many of his players have remarked how productive the week was.

And Nuno believes it’s tightened the bonds in his squad.

“It’s something we build through time,” he said.

“I think since the beginning the players that came in and the players that were here, they mix well and understand well, based on one simple thing – let’s work together as a group of men that want to perform and succeed.

“This is the basis of the relationship.

“Social times that we had together, like for example the week we went away was very important because they were together a lot of the time and the spirit came stronger I think.

“The day to day basis of the work, they are team-mates and friends.

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“It’s a process that builds through time and re-inforces each other.

“We spent a lot of time not only training but also in social situations, having fun.

“When you are smiling for certain you get to know a person better.

“It was good but let’s keep going – I think we can be stronger in the future.”

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“They understand and respect each other.

“It’s about co-operating and helping. Let’s keep it this way and make it even stronger.”

Romain Saiss is ‘improving’ after his two-week absence with a hamstring injury but Nuno didn’t rule the Moroccan in or out of today’s visit of QPR.

Ian Holloway’s team beat Wolves last October with substitute Matt Smith heading a late winner at Loftus Road.

Nuno isn’t paying much attention to that but says the Rs will provide a tough test for his team.

“The feeling of revenge can distract you,” he said.

“We have to focus on the game, our opponent and the task we have to do.

“We’re going to find an organised team, a team that is aggressive and physical.”

Tickets are sold out in home areas for today’s game, which will be Wolves’ seventh sell-out of the season at Molineux and second in consecutive weeks.

Tim Spiers

By Tim Spiers
@tim_spiers_Star

Writes about Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club for a living

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