‘We are confident and happy’: Nuno Espirito Santo dismisses pressure as Wolves make Premier League return
- Wolves do not feel pressure on return to top flight, says Nuno Espirito Santo
- The Championship winners host Everton on Saturday in their first fixture
- Wolves have added five players including £18million winger Adam Traore
Laurie Whitwell for MailOnline
Nuno Santo has dismissed the expectations being heaped upon his side and insisted Wolves’ only target is to play well.
Wolves are ranked as eighth best team in the Premier League by bookmakers and pundits are tipping the newly-promoted side for a top-half finish.
Wolves have spent £67million this summer and added the likes of Rui Patricio, Joao Moutinho, and Adama Traore to fuel belief they can make an impact in the Premier League.
Nuno Espirito Santo have dismissed any notion of pressure on his newly-promoted Wolves
But manager Nuno said: ‘We can’t control expectations outside, only what happens here. How we work and how we think.
‘It doesn’t affect us, it doesn’t take us away from our line. We are confident and happy in how we start the game against Everton. There is no target position. The table means nothing tomorrow. It’s how we play.
‘We’re highly motivated and we’re ready. We’re at Molineux and home advantage is important.’ The Portuguese added: ‘It’s not a dream it’s a reality. Dreams are for sleeping. We live in the real world. We must make things happen.
‘I sense excitement of fans. Wolves is a massive club and had the golden years of the 40s, 50s, 60s. We did something special last year. Now the fans will give us energy and everything they have. We have to give them it back.’
At £18million, Adama Traore became Wolves’ record signing this summer from Middlesbrough