Nuno makes honest admission after Wolves win against Barnsley
By Harvey Byrne
Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has made the honest admission that his side only played well in the second half against Barnsley on Saturday afternoon.
The cash-rich Midlands club ran out 2-1 victors at Molineux on Saturday with goals late goals from Bright Enobakhare and Alfred N’Diaye needed to cancel out an Adam Jackson effort.
The victory and three points has pushed Wolves up to second place in the Championship table after a strong start to the 2017-18 season which has seen them pick up 20 points from their opening nine encounters.
However, Nuno has admitted that his side were “very, very bad” in the first half and that by their first half display they may have been luck to acquire the three points.
“I’m delighted with three points, whether we deserved them is another question,” told Nuno, as quoted by the official Wolves website.
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“I didn’t think we played well in the first half, not at all – second half we were much better and maybe if we think about the second half then yes three points was deserved. We can’t only play well for 45 minutes.
“Honestly, we didn’t play to our game and especially in the first half, we were very, very bad – it’s something that we really have to look at. 45 minutes is too much time to not be in control of the game.”
The weekend victory has meant that Wolves are currently on a three-match winning streak in all competitions, while they haven’t suffered a defeat since a 2-1 loss against Cardiff on August 19.
Promotion would have been the aim for Nuno and his side given the large overhaul they conducted on their side which saw the likes of Ruben Neves and Willy Boly make the move across and the club will have been delighted with their start to the season.
In other Wolves news, Nuno also presented a injury update that delighted fans before the weekend encounter.