Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo was upbeat and positive in his assessment of his side’s 1-1 draw against Arsenal at the Emirates today.
The promoted side came agonisingly close to snatching all three points. Ivan Cavaleiro gave the visitors a shock lead 13 minutes into the first half, and Wolves kept Arsenal at arm’s length for the majority of the match.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan equalised in the 86th minute, denying Wolves a famous win.
“Coming to the Emirates and playing the way we have played, we should be proud.’’ Nuno told his post match press conference.
“We need to speak among ourselves about what was not possible to achieve. There is a clear improvement, better defense, creating many chances and keep on working.
“It’s a game, we had chances and sometimes you are clinical and you do it and sometimes we don’t.
“Even when Arsenal got the draw, the best chances are ours they asked the referee for more time. If we had more time maybe we would have been better.
Nuno, who perhaps could have been forgiven for being in a frosty humour given how close his side came to victory, remained casual as he offered his thanks to the players and the fans.
“Well done to the players and fans for behaving the way they did, we are humble, we have come up from the Championship.
“We don’t care about the result, today we defend very solid and compact and we put barriers in front of goal.”