Speaking on The Molineux View podcast, Spiers, when asked by a fan whether that performance meant that the manager had ‘lost the dressing room’ after the club have taken something of a backward step compared to the past two seasons, was quick to dismiss that idea and felt that it might be a little too quick to jump to that sort of conclusion:
“Has Nuno lost the dressing room? I don’t think you can say that after one performance, to be honest. If there was a string of results and performances like this, you could say that but he had the dressing room when they were winning the previous two games 1-0 and they were playing exactly as he wanted them to.
“We were saying how sort of dull it was to watch. That’s because that’s what he’s instructing them to do. I think if he let them off the leash, we’d see a different game. So my point is, they’re doing what he wants. I don’t think you can say just from one game that he’s lost the dressing room, certainly not from people I speak to the club.”
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TIF Thoughts on Spiers’ comments about Nuno Espirito Santo…
Spiers is right to throw away claims like this, especially if it is based on talks he has had within the club. Whilst the result is a bad one, it’s something of a freak result considering they have been competitive in most games recently and won a couple of them along the way.
So they can be forgiven for losing one game in this manner; it’s when they start to come consecutively that the problems arise. And anyway, given where Wolves are in the table, if there a few players ‘on the beach’, you wouldn’t be totally surprised at this stage of the season.