S is for... Santo
I wrote a few days ago about how I believe in Santa Claus. But I'll tell you who I believe in way more than Santa Claus. Nuno Espírito Santo! The manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers football club. What a man!
I've just finished watching Wolves beat Tottenham 3-1, and what this man has helped to build in terms of a football team is sensational.
There is a lot I like about him:
He is all about the team.
He is realistic, as well as optimistic.
He understands 'the process'.
He is patient, as well as demanding.
He enjoys the game.
He plays to win.
I love how he talks about the team.
I love the way he talks to the press.
I love the way he respects everyone, and he does - even when he's being 'disrespectful' he does it with respect.
I love how he speaks his mind, but does so in a calm and respectful manner.
The list goes on.
Wolverhampton as a city is very fortunate to have such a fantastic coach that has helped to bring Wolverhampton Wanderers back into the conversation of the Premier League. I'm not talking Premier League titles - as Nuno says, he take it one game at a time. We plan, we prepare and we play our way. We are definitely being talked about.
As a Wulfrunian, it makes me proud that my home town has got Wolves competing the way they are. That is the most important part; the competing. The winning is great. But it's sport and not everyone can win. But you can always compete.
Who doesn't love a good quote?
"We cannot build a gameplan based on a draw... always to win." - Nuno Espírito Santo
Songs to listen to now:
There's only one song to listen to today...
NUNO HAD A DREAM!!!
Nuno had a dream, to build a football team, with Chinese owners and a wonderkid from Porto, with five at the back, and pace in attack, we're Wolverhampton and we're on our way back