Nuno proud of 'special' Wolves team ahead of Europa League quarter-final


"Jonny is an awesome player for us, he's a fantastic boy, we wish him all the best and know he will be with us in spirit", said Nuno in Duisburg on Monday. "This is a special group of players, no doubt about it".

"We have been able to create an identity", said Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves on the eve of the clash against Sevilla. That is one of the most precious things that you can have in football, to have an identity. Trying to create a team, recruiting players, some take time, some not, but this is what it's all about.

"I'm very proud of how we did things". A long journey that started three seasons ago in the Championship.

"He's a great coach who works really well". It's the reality and we have to get through it.

"That is what we want to show against Sevilla: that we are a good team with an identity and a commitment to the challenge".

"I think all the teams involved in this competition know each other very well", Santo said.

"I can not lie, he's a very special coach for me".

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"He's a very special coach but I want to beat him because I want to go through".

Wolves and Sevilla are to meet in the Europa League quarterfinal in Germany.

Nevertheless, Lopetegui is confident his side are ready for the post-pandemic "final-eight" format. "But it is a competition which will ask the same kind of questions that we have been asked all season - to play to the maximum of our abilities".

Opponents Sevilla are one of Europe's in-form teams with the Spanish outfit now unbeaten in their last 18 games in all competitions.

The Sevilla side - who was won the title more than anybody else - finished fourth in La Liga this season, level on points with third-placed Atletico Madrid.

Wolves love upsetting the odds and Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore will be looking to exploit Sevilla on the counter, but Sevilla are a savvy team and are third favorites to win the Europa League yet again.

Mr Phillips added: "It's a tough game, but they say dreaming is for free and I'm sure we can do it".