Torino boss Walter Mazzarri gives his thoughts on Wolves and Nuno

Walter Mazzarri manager of Torino Calcio during the 'Golden Bench' award at Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano on November 12, 2018 in Florence, Italy.

Wolverhampton Wanderers head to Turin this week to face the Toro in the Europa League playoff first leg.

Walter Mazzarri manager of Torino Calcio during the 'Golden Bench' award at Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano on November 12, 2018 in Florence, Italy.

Torino head coach Walter Mazzarri has given his opinion on Wolverhampton Wanderers and their manager Nuno Espirito Santo ahead of the Europa League playoff first leg at the Olympic Stadium on Thursday night, as reported by Tuttomercatoweb.

Wolves have barely put a foot wrong in their first European adventure since 1980, easing past Crusaders and Pyunik with 14 goals scored and just one conceded, but to reach the group stage they will need to overcome the 2018-19 Serie A season's seventh-placed side.

 

Torino have also made relatively light work of their Europa League qualifiers up to this point, getting the better of Debrecen and FC Shakhtyor, and given they are yet to kick off their league campaign, they could be relatively fresh going into the clash with Wanderers.

Mazzarri was impressed by how Wolves kept Manchester United at bay in Monday night's Premier League clash, which finished in a 1-1 draw, and also praised their player retention from the season just gone plus their summer signings, as well as how Nuno has shaped them tactically.

"We all saw it, Manchester (United) is one of the biggest teams in the world," Mazzarri told Tuttomercatoweb. when asked about what he thought about Wolves and what impression they've made on him.

Nuno Espirito Santo the manager

"They have kept all their best players from last year, they're united and organised, and Nuno is a very good coach. They're a very difficult opponent to face. They've made important signings, are integrating them slowly, and have even more important values."

When asked how he expected Wanderers to set up, he replied: "They've played 5-3-2 and made Man United suffer. If they've made it difficult for them, it's clear they could make it difficult for us too. But they can also attack further up the pitch, depending on what tactics their coach plans to use. We're ready for every situation and will deal with it accordingly."

After the first leg in Turin, Wolves host the Toro at Molineux next Thursday, with a Premier League home game against Burnley in between.

A general view of the Steve Bull stand at Molineux ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur at Molineux on March 6, 2011 in...

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