Wolves boss praises his players after unbeaten start

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager NunoEspirito Santo has refused to single out individuals after the west Midlands club won their first three matches of the new Championship season.

The Wolves have earned plaudits from the fans after registering victories over Middlesbrough, Hull City and Derby County, who are all regarded as promotion hopefuls.

Championship-record signing Ruben Neves hit the headlines with his wonder strike versus Hull City in midweek, but Nuno has stressed that the success is due to the hard work of the each and every player in the squad, he said: “The goal was poetry but I’ve seen him score goals like this before. He helped the team, not only in that moment but during the game. Him and [Romain] Saiss, all the boys. We must congratulate the team. It’s not about individuals. There were good goals from Jota and Nouha, a good save from John Ruddy, Ryan Bennett came off the bench and supported the team. This is what we’re about, the team.”

Wolves’ owners Fosun International had hoped to clinch promotion following their takeover last summer, but they could not find the right mix between their summer signings.

Helder Costa was one of the bright spots during an average 2016/17 season where they finished a lowly 15th and it appears that he will be staying put at the Molineux despite the early Premier League interest.

Nuno’s side take on Championship leaders Cardiff City at home on Saturday, and the game could be a tricky one with the Welsh outfit yet to concede in their opening three outings. Should things go the Wolves way, they stand a chance of potentially bridging a three-point gap at the top of the table, which would surely be a morale booster for the matches ahead.

Neves already looks a top buy for the West Midlands club, and promotion from the Championship will be crucial to keeping hold of the Portugal international for another season.

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