Yesterday evening Wolverhampton Wanderers kicked off our pre-season schedule of games this summer and took victory over 20-time Swiss Champions FC Basil at Biel’s Tissot Arena.
Ricky Van Wolfswinkel may be a familiar name for some but he gave last season’s runners-up the lead after only nine minutes had been played in the first half. Rafa Mir has us level ten minutes later and a goal from Diogo Jota secured us a 2-1 win from our opening match of the Uhrencup tournament.
— Wolves (@Wolves) July 10, 2018
As is often these days, head coach Nuno Espirito Santo played two sides in each half to get a good 45 minutes into as many players as possible, so all in it was a good start to 2018/19 for us and it’s certainly reignited the optimism within the fanbase with us picking up the win at the first time of asking.
We now prepare for a trip to Bern on Saturday to face Swiss Champions Young Boys and a win would see us pick up our second trophy of 2018 – can’t remember what the other one was now actually?
Primer partido de pretemporada con victoria y gol contra el #Basilea ⚽️????! Muy buenas sensaciones! ???????????? @WolvesEspanol
First preseason game with a win and goal against #Basel ⚽️????! Very good feelings! ???????????? @Wolves pic.twitter.com/pxqUZOBbeO
— Rafa Mir (@RafaMir33) July 10, 2018
Ruddy, Batth (C), Hause, John, Buur, Giles, Goncalves, Giles, Mir, Ashley-Seal, Cavaleiro.
Norris, Bennett, Cody, Boly, Doherty, Gibbs-White, Neves, Douglas, Costa, Bonatini, Jota.
Wolves goals: Mir (17), Jota (51).
Basel goal: Van Wolfswinkel (9).
I know you should never overly read into the first few pre-season games, but Cavaleiro starting the first half could be an answer the speculation that keeps being rehashed about his future. Whether or not you read into that, not that fans needed much help, the result was certainly a boost.
Great answer at the end ???????? what a crucial player he will be next season
— Robert R. Perrins ???? (@RobertRPerrins) July 10, 2018
“I had to block the ball, this my job”
— Chrisb3Chris (@Chrisb3Chris) July 10, 2018
Well done Rafa… hope to see a premier league celebration soon ⚽️⚽️⚽️????
— David Powell (@Nokasplace) July 10, 2018
Hope so! ????????
— Kate Wright (@Wrightgal80) July 10, 2018
3 points on the board.
We are top of the league!! ????????????????
— ikonwolves (@kevalnaam) July 10, 2018
Well done Wolves Champions league place next season
— Stephen Moreton (@stephen_moreton) July 10, 2018
It was great to see the lads on the pitch again – love the new strip, great support from the Wolves fans too.
— Bruce Harper (@BruceHarper00) July 10, 2018
Announce Europe league
— Aden lowe (@RapidJota18) July 10, 2018
great start to pre-season!!
— Michael ???????????? (@NotoriousWolf7) July 10, 2018