Nuno Espirito Santo delighted with Wolves’ fighting spirit


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Wolverhampton Wanderers coach Nuno Espirito Santo has piled the praise on his team after their Carabao Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night.

The Midlands outfit booked their place in the third round thanks to second-half goals from Leo Bonatini and substitute Helder Costa.

Costa stepped off the bench to win a penalty before converting the chance and Wolves are now waiting to see who they will draw next.

Nuno’s men have now lost just one game since the start of the season and are playing with confidence after their 1-1 draw with Manchester City.

Nuno said: “I think we are all satisfied. There were a lot of positives and the main thing is that the team competed well. They don’t have to prove anything to anybody.

“It was a good game but sometimes we rushed too much. We have a lot of work to do. All the cups are important.

This competition gives us minutes of real intensity. It gives players an opportunity to show what they can do.

“There were good saves, good defending, good possession and good movement.”

Centre-back Danny Batth was missing from thr squad on Tuesday and Nuno admits he still wants him at the club.

He added: “Danny is the captain of the club but sometimes we have to make decisions. Every player at Wolves is in my plans.

“The market is not closed but if a big team comes in with £100m for a player, what can you do?”

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