Wolves boss hails China trip
Wolves will return to England in better shape after winning the Premier League Asia Trophy, Nuno Espirito Santo says.
Wolves prevailed 3-2 on penalties against Manchester City to claim the trophy in a poor-quality shoot-out at the Hongkou Stadium.
Wolves came through despite Conor Coady and Max Kilman missing, but their success was good reward for what has been a positive week on and off the field in China.
With Chinese ownership, Wolves have made a strong marketing push in the country and hosted a number of commercial events. Manager Nuno has also worked his players well as they prepare for the start of competitive action with a Europa League qualifier against Crusaders next Thursday.
"The week has gone OK," Nuno said. "We go back home better than we arrived. This was one of the main ideas from the trip to the Asia Trophy.
"We attended a lot of events and the players were patient. They had strong sessions in the morning and then had to go to events. All the things we accomplished this week were good. It's good preparation for the future.
"It's important we return healthy and we are better to start progressing, game by game, day by day, always reaching high standards. We go home now and prepare ourselves for Thursday."
Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.