Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo won’t complain about Europa League travel
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo insists his squad will avoid travel sickness when they face Leicester on Sunday.
They go to the King Power Stadium for their Premier League opener after a gruelling Europa League trip.
The squad immediately flew back from Armenia after their 4-0 first-leg win over FC Pyunik in the third qualifying round on Thursday, landing in the early hours of Friday.
It was a round trip of 6,370 miles but Nuno is confident Wolves have done all they can to prepare for their top-flight curtain-raiser.
He said: “We did the first part of the recovery on the players in the dressing room (in Armenia) and then on the plane – there are a lot of small details that can help them.
“I’m not complaining, I never do as I believe that at the moment we are in this competition and we have to forget what was before and not think what could happen – prepare yourself on a daily basis and we’ll be able to do that.
“We’ve had a good pre-season, a different approach, we had a lot of travelling but the most important thing is the players.
“The way they believe, the way they respect themselves, the way they work so hard – this is fantastic. It’s delightful for coaches like us to have these great men.
“They are healthy – tired, but let’s prepare well.”
Real Madrid loanee Jesus Vallejo and new £16million striker Patrick Cutrone are available to make their league debuts.
Nuno added: “The new players are adapting. One of the things that the squad have received them well and welcomed them – that is the first aspect.
“Then comes my job on the pitch, to integrate them and expect the best of them.
“Patrick has talent, he’s a young boy but he has talent and he has tremendous will to improve and that’s the more important thing.
“This mentality on a daily basis of always wanting to learn things, become a better player, a better human being – we’re very happy with all the new players.”