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October 24, 2019

Saiss hails Nuno’s tactical changes which sparked Wolves’ turnaround

Romain Saiss hailed Nuno Espirito Santo’s tactics as the key behind Wolves’ comeback win against Slovan Bratislava. Trailing 1-0 at half-time, boss Nuno tweaked Wolves’ 3-5-2 system by introducing Adama Traore for Patrick Cutrone and pushing Morgan Gibbs-White further forwards as a left-sided attacker in a 3-4-3 formation, and it worked as the visitors forced the Slovan back in their third Europa League Group K tie. Morocco international Saiss cancelled out Andraz Sporar’s opener with a 25-yard drive before Raul Jimenez sealed Wolves’ fifth straight away win in Europe to preserve their 100 per cent record on their travels on…

Nuno demands improved starts for Wolves despite win

Nuno Espirito Santo wants Wolves to start better after they came from behind to win 2-1 at Slovan Bratislava. Wolves continued their 100 per cent away record in Europe this season as they made it five straight wins on the continent with a 2-1 success to follow Besiktas (1-0), Torino (3-2), FC Pyunik (4-0) and Crusaders (4-1). They also made it seven matches unbeaten in all competitions, but had to do it the hard way after second-half goals from Romain Saiss and Raul Jimenez overcame Andraz Sporar’s opener. Wolves also finished the game with 10 men after substitute Diogo Jota…

Saiss and Raul silence sell-out ‘behind-closed-doors’ crowd in Wolves win

Slovan Bratislava 1 (Sporar 11) Wolves 2 (Saiss 58, Jimenez 63). Wolves came from behind to make it back-to-back Europa League wins with a second successive Euro victory on their travels. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side followed up their three points at Besiktas by winning again by the odd goal at a partisan ‘behind-closed-doors’ tie at Tehelne pole stadium to go second in Group K. But the visitors, in their all-green third kit, had to do it the hard way after Andraz Sporar’s opener before Romain Saiss cancelled that out and Raul Jimenez grabbed the winner from the spot. Then they…

Nuno: The (Wolves) kids are alright by me

Wolves might be being watched by a loads of kids in Slovan Bratislava – but they’re also bringing their own. Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has given Academy scholars Taylor Perry and Chem Campbell experience of a Europa League trip for the first time at the Group K match on Thursday. The youngsters have been called up with Ryan Bennett (groin) and Pedro Neto (thigh) out, while Romain Saiss missed Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Southampton and Diogo Jota only made his comeback in that game after missing four games with a toe problem. The game is a behind-closed-doors but under…