The Athletic’s Tim Spiers talked to Jacqui Oatley on The Molineux View and discussed Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Thursday night clash with Espanyol in the Europa League.
At this point, it would take a miracle from the Spanish team to somehow turn this tie around and progress to the next round of the Europa League competition this season. Indeed, Wolves made short work of their opposition at Molineux, crushing them 4-0 and all but guaranteeing their ticket for the last 16.
Spiers firmly believes Thursday’s clash in Spain will be nothing more than a formality for both sides. Here’s what he said for The Molineux View podcast (25/2/2020): “I see Thursday’s game being a formality, to be honest. I think obviously, comebacks of that nature have happened in Europe, you only got to go back to the end of last season. That’s not going to be the case this week, because Espanyol won’t be playing their first team. And they won’t be putting their bodies or their lives on the line to win this match. Because I think they’ve accepted that they’re out of it”
Of course, with Wolves currently firing on all cylinders following their 3-0 hammering of Norwich in the Premier League, the chances of Espanyol doing anything miraculous are slimmer than ever. Even if they did try to go full strength on Thursday, which Spiers believes they won’t, it would be a rather tall order for the Catalan side, who are already fighting an uphill battle.
Wolves fans, how confident are you ahead of the Thursday’s clash with Espanyol? Do you agree with Spiers’ evaluation? Let us know in the comments down below!Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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