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Video – Santo pulls no punches on the Wolves game going ahead

Nuno Espirito Santo
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Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo has been vocal in the criticism of his sides Europa League clash going ahead behind closed doors.

The Europa League Round of 16 clashes between Olympiacos and Wolves has gone ahead despite the owner of the Greek side being diagnosed with coronavirus.

So serious was the potential harm of Evangelos Marinakis’ situation, that the Premier League game between Arsenal and Manchester City was postponed.

Only a couple of days earlier, Marinakis had been in contact with some of the Arsenal players following the Gunners game with Olympiacos.

While the Olympiacos team has been tested and given the all-clear, Santos is not impressed by an unnecessary risk.

The Greeks didn’t want to play the game either. They announced earlier that the game was off only to be overruled by UEFA.

The Wolves boss has been sure to let his opinion be heard.

Speaking to BT Sport he said:

“Of course it will be with a heavy heart because of what’s happening in the world.”

“You play a game of football and you realize what’s happening worldwide with all these people hurting and dying.”

“Now we have to play a game of football?”

“It’s absurd.”