Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Santo’s side thrashed Bolton Wanderers 5-1 but the focus of his post-match comments to the club’s official website was the incident that saw both he and opposite number Phil Parkinson sent off.
Santo said: “It was something that happens in a game of football. It happens all over the world. I thought it was a tough tackle [by former Wolves defender David Wheater on Jota] and it was an argument but nothing more than that.
“The referee stepped in and did his job and it is finished. What happens on the pitch stays on the pitch. I spoke with Phil after the game and we had a good talk and it is sorted – there is no problem. I am sorry, I am part of society and I respect every single human being.”
Speaking more generally about the game, he added: “The atmosphere was good and the result was good. I think the fans enjoyed it and that is our job, to prepare the team for them to enjoy it.
“They got behind the team and I am proud of that and thankful of that. The players worked very hard. It is about how they moved the ball, the way they defended, the possession, creativity and their talent.
“They have a lot of talent, but there is no talent without hard work. They get confidence from the way they work every day and the way they play.”
Despite being runaway leaders in the Championship, I think it is positive that the fire burns in Santo’s belly to the extent that he is so pumped up to protect his side in a game it always looked like they would win.
Getting sent off is not good or a good example but it shows that Santo did not just turn up and expect to beat Bolton without breaking sweat – he realises the importance of every game.
I would be shocked if Wolves don’t win the league this season.
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