Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo insists no-one at the club has given up on the season and feels every game can count towards the future.
Nuno Espirito Santo insists Wolves are not looking at the Premier League table as their focus is solely on winning football matches.
Wolves have enjoyed an impressive first season back in the Premier League and they remain in the hunt to secure a top-seven finish, which could be enough to see them qualify for next season’s Europa League.
However, a run of just two wins from their last nine top-flight games has threatened to derail their season, while they have not won at all since losing to Watford in the FA Cup semi-finals earlier this month.
Despite their dip in form, Wolves remain within striking distance of the top seven and they could boost their chances even further if they beat Champions League-chasing Arsenal (11/10 not to finish in the top four) at Molineux on Wednesday night.
Nuno is certainly keen to take things on a game-by-game basis and is not overly concerned by the league standings.
“There’s no reference to the table, the reference is to grow, to improve game by game,” the 45-year-old told reporters.
“Every game is a chance to improve. We have a fantastic opportunity to become a better team, trying new things, but at the same time trying to make players grow on the idea that we want regarding the future.”
Wolves have only used 19 players in the Premier League this season, the least amount of any club, but Nuno insists fatigue cannot be used as a reason for their recent dip in form.
The former Porto boss added: “It’s not a question of tiredness. Yes, it’s a small squad. We started with 18 players, two went out on loan (in January), and we stayed with 16 plus the goalkeepers, with the back-up of the under-23s.”
Nuno’s theory seems to be backed up as he has a fully-fit squad to choose from ahead of Wednesday’s visit of the Gunners (Match Betting – Wolves 19/10, Draw 5/2, Arsenal 31/20).
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