Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo admits the coming season will be much more difficult than last year. After securing promotion from the Championship in 2017, Wolves excelled on their return to the top flight last term as they finished seventh.
A place in the Europa League qualification phase was therefore sealed by Nuno’s men and they are now gearing up for their first European campaign since 1981. They managed to finish seventh with a paper-thin squad as Nuno successfully oversaw a team which had consistency and few injuries.
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However, the Portuguese boss admits that next season will prove to be much tougher with teams now showing more respect to Wolves, while they will also have to juggle European and domestic commitments. “It is a new challenge and a new year. It is going to be tougher than last season, for sure. We cannot rely on the optimism of the (previous) results,” said Nuno.
“It is going to be tougher because the season will demand a lot more from us. “Time between matches and the games, we have to look at that. It will require more from us. That is not the message to players because the message is always inside of us, it doesn’t change. “We are going to be in four competitions and all these things, but at the same time I expect the players to keep improving.”