Date: 18th July 2017 at 9:38am
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Always better than the finger isn’t it, which would swiftly mean Nouha Dicko wouldn’t be involved in Nuno Espirito Santo’s first team squad.

He is and the Wolves forward is enjoying life under the new boss.

Victories over Werder Bremen and Viktoria Plzen might have only come in pre-season friendlies but Dicko feels there’s a noticeable difference at Wolves under Nuno already.

Dicko told the Official Website he feels Wolves are operating well in the system set out by the boss and already ‘playing as a team’ under him.

‘It`s been quite a good few games for me and for the team as well, which is good to see. For my personal confidence, it is good to see that – I feel good, the way we play is good for everyone, I think we all enjoy it and I certainly do. I certainly like playing within the new system.’

Adding: ‘We`re playing as a team already – we`ve had some new players and a new manager, some changes over the summer here but I feel like it suits us at the minute and hopefully it can only get better and I think it will because we have the players.’

It’s still early days and Wolves will need to ‘keep going this way and improving’ but if that’s the case Dicko’s confident it’ll be ‘a good season for us.’

He went on to talk about how different this pre-season has been from the previous ones he’s been involved with where the players have been worked hard but there’s ‘been a lot of ball work’ with this ‘really intense as well.’

Coming back from a serious injury last summer the forward was always playing catch up but feels good and Dicko getting on the scoresheet too has also helped his confidence, which he aims to keep as well as focus.

He said: ‘Last season I was coming back from a bad injury so there are a lot of things that weren’t helping me – sometimes, the way we played wasn’t easy for me. Now, it`s early days but I`ve scored some goals and it’s good for me – hopefully this will be a good sign for the season. I certainly want to stay focused and keep it is this way for the fans that are behind me and who have supported me, the club who have supported me and my family.’

Looking to the season ahead he said enjoying success in this the ultimate aim and he feels that can happen but no one should, or can, get carried away too soon.

‘From day one you are looking forward to the first game of the season. As the weeks go on, you look a bit more towards the first game. Now it is all about building the confidence, building the philosophy and building the new way of the manager,’ added the forward.

Dicko concluded: ‘We have to take it game by game and not to jump too quick – we are still learning and we have to be ready for the first game. We have four more games and I don’t know how many games that we will all play before the start of the season but now it is all about learning and trying to prepare for the first game in the right way.’

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