Nuno Espirito Santo: 'Being top in November means nothing'

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo has insisted that his side are yet to achieve anything despite making a strong start to their Championship season. The west Midlands club are currently leading the standings after securing 11 wins from their opening 16 matches.

In a report covered by The Express & Star, Nuno stressed that the club still have a long challenge ahead, and feels there is no sense of complacency in the first-team squad, he said, "The challenge is to keep going and realise we didn't achieve anything and the table in November doesn't mean anything at all.

Danny Batth pleased by Wolverhampton Wanderers' progress

Wolverhampton Wanderers skipper Danny Batth is pleased by his side's 4-0 triumph over Burton Albion in the Championship last weekend.


The 27-year-old praised the Wolves' mental toughness and resilience after they secured a thumping win prior to the international break.

Nuno Santo's side faced a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Sheffield United last Wednesday, but they came back with the right response as they scored four goals in Batth's 200th appearance for the Wolves. As a result, the west Midlands side are placed second in the Championship, and they are just a point adrift of table-toppers Cardiff City.

Are Wolves Still Championship Favourites?

Wolverhampton Wanderers have had a dream start to the 2017/18 season, with three wins in the Championship and a win in the League Cup, but last weekend, Cardiff City – who also got off to a perfect start – beat Wolves 2-1 at Molineux in the league.

Wolves put in a good showing, but it was the man who has turned out to be one of the signings of the summer, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, who ended up being the decider. The former Wolverhampton Wanderers academy player scored just five minutes after Leo Bonatini had levelled the score for the home team, ending the game 2-1.

Nevertheless, Wolves remain favourites to win the Championship this season, and it’s no wonder why. The team in amber have been defying their historical records and have a mighty squad of players to lean back on.

Great Early Signs for Wolves

For Wolves to get back on track, they’ll need to put in a convincing display against Brentford and walk away with all three points. Against the Bees, Wolves have been hit and miss over the last couple of seasons, winning twice and losing twice, but luckily they’ve been making a point of ironing out these inconsistent ties.

Ruben Neves talks about his Wolverhampton Wanderers introduction

Wolverhampton Wanderers' record signing Ruben Neves reckons Championship football is more intense than the Primeira Liga, where they is a lot of time-wasting.


The Portugal international arrived at the Molineux from Porto earlier in July, and there were a lot of eyebrows raised over his move. Neves had previously attracted interest from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United, but he found it hard to refuse a move to West Midlands after he got the opportunity to work alongside former Porto boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

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