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Bully: We can beat Watford – and Nuno wants to create something special

Steve Bull believes Wolves can beat Watford and reach the FA Cup final – and also reckons Nuno Espirito Santo wants to stay at Molineux to achieve something special.

Wolves beat Manchester United 2-1 to reach their first semi-final since 1998, earning their first cup trip to Wembley since Bully played in the Sherpa Van Trophy final 31 years ago.

They will play Watford in the semi-final, with Manchester City facing Brighton on the same weekend of April 6-7.

Bully, 53, reckons Wolves can reach their first FA Cup final since they won it in 1960.

Watford are beatable, so why can’t we do it, and finish our season off in style?” he told BBC Radio 5Live.

It’s going to be unbelievable, fantastic. I just wish it was the final rather than the semi-final, because it takes a bit of the spark away, having the semi-final at Wembley as well.

But I think they will grasp it with both hands and enjoy it.”

The 306-goal club record goalscorer believes Nuno wants to leave a lasting impression at Molineux by winning a major trophy.

I think Nuno wants to set a benchmark and say ‘I want to be part of something special for the next few years’,” he said.

We’ve got Nuno, we’ve got (Jorge) Mendes, we’ve got a chairman, I think they’re all sticking together and they don’t need to go anywhere.

Wolves last won a major trophy with the League Cup in 1980 when they also finished sixth in the top flight.

Bully believes this is the best Wolves team of our lifetime however.

I think it has got to be. It’s not just one player, it’s the whole squad. Nuno is doing a fantastic job,” he said.

He’s come in with new players and a new chairman, and he knows what he wants.

The club knows what it wants – they want to be as high in the league as they can and win a bit of silverware.

You can’t even talk about it can you?! A bit of silverware at Wolves?! It’s unrecognisable.”

Saturday night’s game was live on BBC1, watched by around five million viewers.

Bull believes the famous victory put Wolves back on the map and that it felt like it represented something bigger than reaching a semi-final.

It is. We have been in the doldrums, well not the doldrums but the lowest of the Midlands sides for quite a few years, but now we’re seventh in the Premier League which is superb for our first season back up, and to be in the semi-final of the FA Cup after beating Man United is absolutely unbelievable,” he added.

People can’t believe it – they are actually pinching themselves!

It’s unbelievable there now. I haven’t seen scenes like that for a very long time

People were crying, they were elated, it was absolutely superb.”

Bully was asked why he didn’t join TV star and Wolves fan Suzi Perry in Popworld in Wolverhampton city centre to continue the celebrations on Saturday night.

He said: “It’s called getting old! I would rather sit in front of the telly with a nice glass of wine and go over the match again.”