We’ve had a great performance but that’s gone now
Bruno Lage will be making his first visit to Turf Moor tomorrow as Wolves manager to add to his previous visit when he was number two at Sheffield Wednesday.
He’ll come up against a Burnley side with interim manager Michael Jackson and he said about the change at Burnley: “It was ten years with him (Sean Dyche).m I remember when I arrived here with Carlos (Carvalhal) at Sheffield Wednesday. He was the manager at Burnley, he was promoted in the Championship, and then again, and to the Europa League. Ten years of a great job, but this is football.
“When you are in that position and have five or six in front of you, you are running for survival, and I saw it. It’s a hard place to play and I believe Wolves haven’t won there since 2010. We go there because also we have our own goals, six games to go, a short distance, lets’ go fight for a place to put the club next year in European football.”
He added: “I said to my players, ‘Look, these guys are fighting for their lives’. They see the chance they have in front of them, because they won yesterday (Thursday) and they see the distance to Everton is not big, and if you notice, when the referee blew for half time, all the players and staff ran as fast as they could not the dressing room, and the people supporting them.
“They are alive and will fight for their lives on Sunday, but also us, we are fighting for a different goal, and what can motivate Wolves more than to play against them and win the three points to put the club into Europe. We are on the same page as they and need to show it on Sunday.”
“Every team in this league is dangerous. Even with Southampton, we saw that if you switch off for a moment, you can get cut open because the teams are that good with their quality. I think every team, irrespective of where they are, they’re good sides with top class managers and good players. You’ve got to be on it continuously, you can’t take your eye off it.”
Looking back at the Southampton win, he added: “It was a really good atmosphere inside Turf Moor, I think they had a big influence on stuff. The players brought the crowd with them too and we spoke about doing that before the game.
“We’ve had a great performance but that’s gone now. We have to try and harness that and move into Sunday still trying to improve. I still think there’s more to come from the group and more that they can achieve. Hopefully that’s just a starting point last time out.”Follow UpTheClarets:
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