Nuno disappointed despite Cardiff win


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Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo was quick to criticise his team’s poor finishing despite their 2-0 success over Cardiff City on Saturday afternoon.

The Midlands outfit raced into the lead on home soil, with Diogo Jota firing home. Wolves then quickly doubled their lead through star striker Raul Jimenez, but they failed to convert any more of their chances.

Winger Adama Traore missed two good opportunities, before Cardiff keeper Neil Etheridge denied Jimenez and Ruben Vinagre. Wolves are now seventh and three points clear of Watford, but Nuno was quick to demand more from his team.

“All the goals are very beautiful when you score but we’re pleased with the way we do it,” he said.

“Sometimes it is possible and sometimes it is not especially against Cardiff because they go man-to-man in many situations and the best way to un-block them is to play one-touch, two-touch with a lot of mobility.

“As the game goes on I think we stayed organised, stayed compact and wait for the right moments and the right chances and I think we should do better.

“You can never relax especially against Cardiff. They are a very tough team, they play long balls. They keep believing, they get set-pieces, throw-ins and you have to be organised, very, very organised.”

Wolves are next in action on March 10 when they take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Blues have been installed as 1.60 favourites, while the draw is 4.20 and Wolves are 5.50 outsiders.

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