Nuno Espirito Santo makes "worried" admission about Wolves’ form

Nuno Espirito Santo admits he is “disappointed and worried” amid Wolves ' major slump.

Wanderers' hopes of a third successive top ten finish are fading fast after eight games without a win in the Premier League.

They are badly missing lead striker Raul Jimenez who fractured his skull in their previous game with Arsenal in November.

Wolves boss Nuno hopes newboy Willian Jose can provide the goals instead after letting Patrick Cutrone go out on loan to Valencia.

But Nuno has big problems defensively too after just one clean sheet in 14 League games.

Asked about his side's defending ahead of Arsenal's visit tonight, Nuno reflected: “I am disappointed, worried.

“It is something we have to improve.

“We are conceding goals that we have our own responsibility for.

“Sometimes when you concede a goal it is something you cannot avoid.

“But unfortunately we have been making mistakes and it is one of the things we have to improve on.

“It is happening too many times.

“It is a common feeling that everybody must improve.

“It has to start individually and then we will improve as a team.

“It will take commitment and belief.

“We have to put the feelings and words into action.

“Going through a bad period can happen to anyone.

“It is how we react to it and we are committed to bounce back.

“Now is the moment to react.

“We will go through this and things will get better.”

Wolves gave a full debut at Palace to Brazilian striker Jose,29, who has joined on loan from Real Sociedad.

Nuno added: “He still has things to recognise inside the dynamic of the team.

“But he is a talented player and can be really helpful for us.

“Willian has experience and knows the game.

“He is a wonderful guy and a person who is willing to listen and ask about his doubts.

“We have to improve our game for him to have the chance to score because the talent is there.”

Wolves are without wing-back Jonny still since a serious knee injury August but the Spanish ace is now back in training.

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