Wolves fans free to dream of Europa League glory, says Nuno

By Reuters: Friday, February 21st 2020 at 08:22 GMT +3 | Premier League
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo celebrates after the match [Carl Recine Reuters]

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo understands why the club's supporters are dreaming of Europa League glory after their 4-0 win over Espanyol on Thursday but he says nothing will be taken for granted in the return leg.

Diogo Jota scored a hat-trick for the second consecutive game in the competition, and Ruben Neves found the net with a long-range volley in a dominant first-leg performance at Molineux Stadium.

Nuno's Wolves are now fifth favourites with the bookmakers to win the Europa League.

When asked if fans are right to believe the club could go all the way, Nuno said: "They know me, now we have to recover, rest because we play on Sunday. After that we can think about other things but dreaming is for free.

"I'm happy for Jota, delighted, as when a player scores three goals it means he has helped the team a lot.

"He did a good job, and Neves also scored a beautiful goal. It's organisation, taking advantage of the talent of the players."

Get the latest sports news updates. Subscribe to our SMS sports service by texting 'SPORTS' to 22840.

Wolves next host Norwich City in the Premier League on Sunday before heading to Spain for the second leg on Thursday.

"The tie is not over," he added. "Football is never over."

For More of This and Other Sports Stories Subscribe to the Standard Epaper

Coronavirus: Israel-based Chemos fears for his life
Coronavirus: Israel-based Chemos fears for his life
Volleyball and Handball 2 days ago