What Sporting Lisbon winger Nuno Santos said about Wolves following friendly draw in Portugal

The former Portugal U21 international spoke to Sporting Lisbon’s media team following the contest last Saturday evening.

Sporting Lisbon winger Nuno Santos was complimentary of Wolverhampton Wanderers following the friendly game between the two in Portugal, hailing Bruno Lage’s men as a ‘strong team.’

Ruben Neves put the Premier League outfit in front before a former Wolves man, Pedro Goncalves, converted from the spot to ensure the game finished level.

Jonny Otto of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC with Nuno Santos of Sporting CP in action during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sporting CP at Estadio Algarve

Both teams went full strength in what would be the final warm-up game for the two prior to their respective season’s starting and Santos claims that Bruno Lage’s side provided a task similiar to many they will face in Liga Portugal.

“We have positive feelings after a game against a strong team,” he told Sporting TV.

“We are going to encounter teams like them this season and we are confident ahead of the first game, next weekend, against SC Braga. We want to start the season winning, which is our objective and the objective of Sporting CP.”

“We have to look at the opponents, but we have our way of playing and we always go in to win,” he added.

“Our preseason was positive, with games against very strong teams. We showed our quality, as we will do in the league.”