What we know ?
Diogo Jota insists Wolves are feeling confident ahead of a busy festive schedule. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side almost made it 12 without defeat last weekend, but they conceded in stoppage-time to lose 2-1 to Tottenham at Molineux. The nature of the loss – allowing Jan Vertonghen to head home – may be considered flattening for some teams leave alone disappointing.
Forward Diego Jota feels the other way as he said ” Being so long without losing gave us a lot of confidence, we trust each other. I think we did a very good game, one of the best, and we didn’t get the result. It’s always hard when you lose, but I think there is a lot of positive things to take from this game. We can’t concede that goal, the corner in the final minute, but we will improve on that and the next game is to win. We saw the way they celebrated the win after the final whistle. I think it meant a lot for the team to come here and win. In the end, that shows that beating us is not an easy thing. The other teams, when they are able to do it, they are very pleased. It’s not easy because we lose, but we are confident to go to the next one to win.”
What should be interpreted ?
Nuno Espirito Santo has vented his anger over the ‘absurd’ TV scheduling which sees Wolves face Manchester City and Liverpool within two days over Christmas. Wolves were supposed to be hosting reigning Premier League champions City on Boxing Day. However, the game has been moved to 7.45pm on December 27 by online subscription service Amazon Prime – before heading to Anfield to face last season’s Champions League winners at 4.30pm on December 29, with the game live on Sky Sports. And Nuno, whose side started the campaign in July because of Europa League qualification, said in an impassioned rant: “It’s absurd, ridiculous. Nuno insists the club had no consultation from the broadcast companies over the fixture changes.
He said “Don’t come and tell me about Amazon and Sky. Look and protect the players, these are protagonists. Broadcasters need players. People go to the stadiums to see players, to see the players they love, the players they like.