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Nuno Espirito Santo warns Wolves about complacency

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According to the Wolves boss, his team is leading 2-0 against Crusaders, but there are still 90 minutes left to play.

Wolverhampton Wanderers defeated Crusaders 2-0 in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League second-round qualifier.

And Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has warned the team that the job is not yet done.

“We play the game. The game is 0-0 so our interpretation is exactly the same. For us it is not about the draw it is about competing, we have to perform and play good,” he told Four Four Two.

“The job is not done. This is one part of the game we have to control but we have an experienced team. It’s a brand new game, let’s play it.”

“We can’t consider playing this game feeling that we have a leading score – we must treat it as a new game and respect Crusaders,” he added.

“It doesn’t matter the lead or how many goals advantage we have – just play the game as if it is 0-0.”

He said: “We’ll see how the players are in training. We don’t have a lot of experience with this. But they assure me with water it’s almost like natural grass.”

“Let’s see training and we’ll assess tomorrow.”

“It’s making sure their confidence levels are high, mentally. They stood up to the test last week and they have to do it again,” he commented.

“If you’ve done it once there’s no reason why you can’t do it again. You’re playing against world stars, not a team you feel like you’ve got a chance of beating.”