Wolverhampton coach Nuno Espirito Santo has said the champions league game qualification spot has never been the club’s ambition.
Nuno’s side would host Arsenal on Saturday evening. Wolverhampton who won relegation zoned Aston Villa are the only premier league side who have won all games since the restart of the league.
Wolves are currently in the 5th position with just three points from the champions league spot, But when Nuno was asked.
He said, There never was and there never will be [any thoughts about qualifying for the Champions League],”
“Because it is day-by-day, day by day. Tomorrow is Saturday and we play Arsenal. I am not thinking about anything else.”
When asked about the fixture at Molineux on Saturday, given that they had beaten Arsenal 3-1 at the Molineux last season.
He said, “It will be a different game tomorrow”, Arsenal changed their manager last year – and he has different ideas – but they are a very talented squad”.So tomorrow is a new one. New things will happen, new situations will require new answers from us”.
“You can see different things [from Arsenal now]. I think Mikel (Arteta) is trying to put his ideas across”
“The talent of the players at the club is immense. Big club, big players and we expect a tough, tough challenge. It will require a lot from, a lot, a lot, a lot.”
When asked about the fantastic season they’ve had especially after since the restart of the premier league. He stated that all credits must be given to the players for the professionalism they showed during the lockdown.
He said, “There are many reasons [for our good form] but the main reason is the dedication and hard work of the players during lockdown, There was not one day that they did not have the mindset of not working hard and trying hard to recover during the time of inactivity”.
“That takes a lot. The main reason is the players and the way they prepare themselves for competition.”