Nuno Espirito Santo says he is aware of the criticism they have received recently from Wolves and admits he is concerned.
Monday’s 3-2 loss to West Ham left Wolves with just three wins in their last 17 Premier League games. The Hammers rioted in the first half and were up 3-0 after 38 minutes. This led Sky Sports expert Gary Neville to compare the Wolves’ defense to that of a U-9 team.
They go to Fulham on Friday the 14th and 11 points above the Cottagers, who are in third place. Nuno admits that he is well aware of the criticism.
Nuno said: “Of course it hurts; It hurts us because we don’t act the way we wanted to. The people who suffer the most are us.
“We must react ourselves and recover from a bad performance, not as individuals but as a team.
“We always worry when we don’t get what we want from our players. This is what we focus on so we can play and compete well tomorrow against Fulham.
“I don’t relax, I always try to find the best way of how we want to do things and I try to find the right solutions.
“It’s going to be tough, we’re up against a good team. We know that every Premier League game is difficult and we must prepare. “
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Nuno gives Jonny a message
Jonny is out after sustaining a second ACL injury to his right knee in less than 12 months and is expected to be out of the game for the remainder of the year.
The defender and the club are deciding the best surgical option and Nuno knows that Jonny must remain mentally strong.
Nuno said: “They are evaluating him and deciding what surgery he will have. We need to make sure Jonny is strong and confident and has no doubts in his head.
“We need to restore your confidence so that you can join us after your surgery. Before, during and after surgery is very important because you need to be sure that it will return.
“It is a great impact for him, he is a strong boy, very serious and he is aware that what happened to him can happen to any player. He is confident because he recovered well from the first one ”.
Willy Boly remains unconscious while isolating himself after his positive Covid-19 diagnosis. Meanwhile, Joao Moutinho (groin), Raúl Jiménez (fractured skull) and Marcal (groin) are out.
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