Friday 20 September 2019

Revenge isn't on agenda for Nuno

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo

Nuno Espirito Santo insists Wolves must not be blinded by revenge when they play Watford today.

They go to Vicarage Road just under three weeks since blowing a 2-0 lead in their FA Cup semi-final against the Hornets to lose 3-2 after extra-time.

Watford skipper Troy Deeney also criticised Raul Jimenez's goal celebration, where he wore a Mexican wrestling mask after putting Wolves 2-0 up in the second half.

But Wolves boss Nuno urged his side to forget the Cup agony to ensure they beat Watford.

"It's a new game, a new challenge. That would be a mistake," said Nuno, who has lost both games to Javi Gracia's side this season.

"Revenge or payback situations can blind you and take away from your focus and attention. It's a new game, a new challenge. The past is the past.

"We know they're a good team so it'll be a tough challenge. It's always the same."

Wolves have no fresh injury worries and are expected to stick with the side which beat Arsenal 3-1 on Wednesday.

It was their first win since the Wembley defeat and Nuno has been impressed how his squad have overcome disappointments this season.

"We have to bounce back every time and we have been able to do so," he added.

"Every time we have done that from bad moments - whether it's the semi-final or something else - we've had different runs and it's all about that."

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