Portugal international Ruben Neves has stressed that he is content to stay on with Wolverhampton Wanderers, who will be plying their trade in the Premier League next season. The 21-year-old joined the Wolves from Porto for a Championship record fee last summer and he was thereafter instrumental towards the club’s return to the top-flight.
Oskar Buur Rasmussen was clearly delighted with his debut performance against Hull City on Tuesday evening. Wolves were looking at the prospect of a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Hull, but they managed to settle for a share of the spoils after an impressive header from Rasmussen seven minutes from time.
Wolverhampton Wanderers secured their return to the English Premier League with an impressive Championship title this season, posting final stats of 30 wins, nine draws and seven defeats.
A stunning campaign for all connected to the Molineux club but failure to win any of their last two league matches – a goalless draw with Sheffield Wednesday and a surprise 3-0 defeat to Sunderland – meant they just missed out on the magic 100 points mark, ending with 99 on the board.
Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves believes Wolverhampton Wanderers should now finish the job of attaining automatic promotion after claiming back-to-back wins over Reading and Burton Albion. The west Midlands outfit had suffered a minor setback prior to the victories, but they have steadied the ship once more, with a 13-point lead over third-placed Aston Villa.
Speaking after the Burton triumph, Neves stressed that the Wolves are focused on their job at hand as they seek to end their six-year wait for Premier League promotion, he said: "It was a very good win for us. We know Burton came to Molineux to win points, they need points, but we did a very good job. It was really cold but the team are focused and the weather doesn't matter for us – we just play. Fortunately, we can play good and win the game on Saturday. We are focused on our game. We had some bad results before but we bounced back really good. We showed we're focused on our Championship.”
Fulham favourite Tony Gale has spoken fondly about Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo ahead of the upcoming Championship clash at Craven Cottage. The west Midlands club have excelled under the management of the former Porto boss, and they now face a tricky test against one of the division's most in-form teams in Fulham.
Fulham started the season in a relatively slow fashion which saw them drop up to 17th in the standings, but they have built up form over the past few months which sees them eight points adrift off Cardiff City, who occupy the second automatic promotion place for the Premier League.