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Matheus Nunes comments on Julen Lopetegui's impact at Wolves

Matheus Nunes has admitted everyone seems much happier at Wolves following the arrival of Julen Lopetegui.

There is a feeling of optimism about Molineux at the moment, with the new head coach overseeing wins in each of his first two games.

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Wanderers have also done some early transfer business, signing Matheus Cunha from Atletico Madrid.

It has been a real struggle, but things are starting to look up.

Lopetegui has come in and you can tell already that things are different.

There was real fight against Everton. And the celebrations from the players and the coaching staff following Rayan Ait-Nouri’s injury-time winner were a brilliant sight.

In the eyes of £42 million summer signing Nunes, Lopetegui’s arrival has really given everyone a boost.

He said (Wolves official): “It’s been really good. Not only now, but I was also talking to them when I was at the World Cup and everyone was giving good feedback. Now I’m seeing it, everything is so much different.

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“The staff, the environment, everybody seems much happier, the environment with the players and the new coaches has been really good and everything has been different; the training, the intensity, the treatment of the players, and everything is much higher and better.”

Wolves have just one game remaining this calendar year.

The team take on Manchester United at Molineux on Saturday.

It will be a very tough game. But a victory over the Red Devils would do wonders for confidence and belief.

Matheus Nunes’ comments about Julen Lopetegui show Wolves were fully justified sacking Bruno Lage

From Nunes’ comments, it can be deduced that things just weren’t right under Bruno Lage.

To say things like ‘everybody seems much happier’ and ‘everything has been different’ would strongly suggest that the dressing room was not really behind the Portuguese in the end.

Team unity is so important, and it is brilliant to hear that things are much better now.

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Lopetegui is known for having good man-management skills. And it seems he’s already had a really big effect on team morale and team spirit.

If he can just get decent backing next month, there shouldn’t be any chances of Wolves getting dragged into trouble come the end of the season.