Wolverhampton Wanderers have been mightily impressive this term.
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo spoke exclusively to the club’s official website about his side’s fine Premier League campaign thus far, and highlighted how the small size of his squad has been hugely beneficial.
The Black Country outfit currently sit in seventh spot in the Premier League table, having taken 44 points from their opening 30 games, and they have every chance of qualifying for the Europa League next season.
Nuno has implemented a wonderfully exciting, expansive brand of football at Molineux, and Wolves are proving to be many neutral fans’ favourite club this season.
They do have one of the smallest squads in the top flight, however, and Nuno told the club’s official website how that has actually helped with continuity this season:
“It’s an idea that we have. We started with 18 players, plus the goalies, now we have 16 (after Bonatini and Hause went out on loan), plus the keepers. It’s our philosophy, it’s our idea of having a strong and compact squad that allows us to make good decisions. If it’s the same players, over and over again, training together, passing the ball to each other, timing their runs, all these small details that can help.”
Next up for Wolves is a trip to Burnley on Saturday, before they play host to Manchester United the following Tuesday, and a return of six points from those games would put Nuno’s side in a great position from which to qualify for Europe next season.