Wolverhampton Wanderers slumped to a defeat against Liverpool on March 16th, 2021. To add to further injury, the former Wolves midfielder scored the only goal at Molineux Stadium. Through the goal, the Portuguese international secured the Reds a one-nil victory.
Following the loss, Wolverhampton Wanderers dropped to the thirteenth position on the Premier League points table. Their manager, Nuno Espirito Santos, did not let the fixture ruin his mood. He then revealed to the media that he was happy with his team’s performance and their progress.
In an interview on March 16th, 2021, Nuno said, “We plan on competing and improving through each of our next games. The target that we have set for ourselves is the same, and there is no change to it. We plan on finishing the current season in a strong fashion, and that is a prime goal for us.”
Wolverhampton Wanderers needs to compete and improve to attain the target for the season says Nuno Espirito Santos
Wolves history with league standings and European competitions
Wolves started the current season with a two-nil win against Sheffield United on September 14th, 2020, at Bramall Lane. Since then, Wolverhampton Wanderers have recorded twelve losses, eight wins, and nine draws. In the 2018-19 season, The Wanderers finished at the seventh position. They were granted a seat in the Europa League teams’ roster for the 2019-2020 season.
Wolves, unfortunately, could not win the Europa League as they were eliminated by Sevilla in the Quarter Finals of the competition. After the end of 2019-20, on July 26th, 2020, Wolves finished the same position as they did in the previous. This time around, Wolves could not secure an entry into the second tier of the European tournament due to a new rule refusing admissions to teams finishing below 7th in the Premier League.
Nonetheless, Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno is confident in his team’s ability to record more wins this season.
Wolverhampton Wanderers set to West Ham at Molineux Stadium
Nuno has face-offed with West Ham manager David Moyes in five fixtures (away-three, home-two) since his arrival at Molineux Stadium on May 3rd, 2017. Wolves have recorded two wins against the Hammers in their home stadium.
But, in their last match away at the London Stadium, Moyes’s men beat Wolves in a dominating fashion and recorded a four-nil victory over their rivals on September 27th, 2020.
However, Wolverhampton Wanderers will face a rejuvenated West Ham team when they meet on April 3rd, 2021. The reason for the rise of West Ham is the recruitment of Jesse Lingard. The Englishman joined the Hammer on loan on January 30th, 2021.
Since then, he has recorded four goals and one assist in six Premier League matches. The twenty-eight-year-old went out on loan following his lack of games at Old Trafford under Ole Solskjaer.
Wolves should fear Lingard because the forward is repaying the confidence shown to him by David, and he will look to annihilate Wolves on their mission to play Champions League football next season.
Therefore, The Wanderers will have to be smart defensively against West Ham as they lack a ruthless goalscorer with star striker Raul Jimenez from their line-up since November 29th, 2020.
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