According to Wolves’ boss, Nuno Espirito Santo, the team is excited to participate in their first European campaign in the last 39 years.
Wolverhampton Wanderers is set to visit Armenian club Pyunik tomorrow night, as part of the first leg of the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
This is the first time the Wolves are participating in a European campaign in the last 39 years.
“We are here, how can I turn down this challenge?” boss Nuno Espirito Santo told Sky Sports.
“It’s tough because it’s very far, a long flight, but it’s a reality.”
“It’s a challenge for us but we want to embrace it. We are ready and we’re going to do our best, that’s our philosophy here,” he added.
“We are very proud to be back in Europe. Achieving what we did in the Premier League last year is very important, it was huge for the club and the fans.”
He completed: “New experiences bring you new knowledge and improve you in all aspects – socially, culturally, and in sport. We went to China [for pre-season] and it was enjoyable but a lot of hard work.”
“We expect a tough game tomorrow, against good players. The previous round shows in football there are no favorites.”
“Now we are ready to do it, and do it well,” he commented.
“The market is still open, so let’s see.”
“It’s a challenge for us, we have to embrace it, I’m not worried, we are ready.”
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