Former Premier League winning striker and now pundit Chris Sutton isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but in a recent interview, he stated that Wolverhampton Wanderers have to be considered as one of the best promoted sides in football history and he fully expected us to improve on our 2018/19 campaign next year and crack that top six.
Speaking exclusively to our Official Website this week, Wolves have already banked seventh spot in the table and depending on the outcome of the FA Cup final, we could even have Europa League football to look forward to next year, and for Sutton, that would simply be the beginning as he didn’t believe that we’d suffer any second season syndrome given the quality already within the group.
“It’s hard not to be impressed with Wolves this season. Obviously, they spent a bit of money during the summer, but it’s the way they’ve spent it which has been really impressive. You look at their record this season, especially against the top teams in the division, and they’ve been an absolute credit to the league. The brand of football they play, they’ve got some outstanding footballers, and what’s really important now is that the players are committed to Wolves for the future. For a team to come up from the Championship and show the maturity that they have in the Premier League, as well as make it to an FA Cup semi-final, it must be such an exciting time to be a Wolves supporter.”
“If they can replicate their form against the top six and improve their form against the bottom six, then, this is quite an incredible thing to say – but I think you could see them breaking in to the top six. But what they have shown this season is down to Nuno’s organisation, the recruitment, and the very good players they have at the club. With what they’ve done this season and the way they have performed, Wolves must be regarded as one of the best teams to have ever come up out of the Championship.”
We certainly shouldn’t run before we can walk and whilst there shouldn’t be an expectation above simply trying to finish in the top ten again as true consolidation as the club continues to grow, there should certainly be optimism that if we can pick up points in a more consistent manner, that an outside run for the top six wouldn’t be off the cards.