It hasn’t been a horrific start to the 2019/20 campaign for Wolverhampton Wanderers, but it has certainly been a disappointing one as we enter our second season in the Premier League and on Thursday evening, things got a little bit worse for fans as we fell to a home defeat to Sporting Braga in the Europa League campaign.
Whilst we are still searching for our first win in the top flight this season, our progress in Europe has been something to cheer and welcoming Braga to Molineux for the game, we dominated and had the greater chances, but we just couldn’t find the breakthrough and they sucker punched us in the 71st minute to take the Group K win.
Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo was obviously disappointed with the loss, but speaking to Sky Sports following the game, he promised he wouldn’t ‘abandon’ the players, not his philosophy as we continued to search for improvements.
“We don’t base our analysis on the result, we base it on the performance. We have to work as a group, speak to each other and have dialogue because one thing I don’t do is ever abandon a player. I realise if he is not performing well, where can I find a solution to help him. The expectation outside is based on the results, now we need to find the solutions to how we do things.”
Crystal Palace up next and hopefully, we’ll see Wolves get themselves up and running so we can dust this disappointment off quickly.