​Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo praised his side's character but admitted they had 'much to improve' after drawing 2-2 with ​Everton in their first ​Premier League game since 2012.

Everton twice took the lead in the match through two goals from Brazilian winger Richarlison but Wolves refused to go down without a fight and came back to equalise each time, with Ruben Neves and loanee striker Raul Jimenez scoring for the home side.

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"We have character because we came back from a goal down twice, which is not easy," Santo told BBC Sport (via ​Sports Mole).

"Today taught me that we can react to goals but we have a lot to improve. We have always known we have quality but we are in a growing process. It was the first time for a lot of us in the Premier League but we will get better and better.

"It was a good atmosphere and the momentum must go on, everybody has to believe. We can only control our own expectations and the fans must enjoy.

"It was a team effort. Raul [Jimenez] scored the equaliser but I think the reaction from the team and the desire was always us - that requires energy and character. Everton reduced the space and they do not concede too many situations, but now it is our job to find solutions."

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Wolves' next fixture is against​ Leicester City at the King Power Stadium next Saturday, with the Foxes still looking for their first points of the campaign after losing 2-1 to ​Manchester United in their opening fixture.