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Wolves boss Bruno Lage: Southampton big test for us

Wolves boss Bruno Lage says today's clash with Southampton is a "big game".

Both teams are in need of a win after a slow start to the season.

Lage said: "It's a big game because the way they are playing, they did well. They are very solid and compact and when they press, they press higher, everyone helps together, short spaces to play, and in this way they did very well. They did very well against Newcastle, they did very well against Man City with the way they press and the way they play.

“If you look at those games, they are very solid, so when they attack, they go in an offensive way and have players beating the lines, so the back four, two midfielders and sometimes six players breaking lines. They come as a team to press high, so I think it's going to be a good game, because we play well with the ball and are solid when defending."

He added: “The most important thing is to bring points for us and we believe the best way to bring points for us is to play well, create chances, score goals. Not just play well, play in an offensive way, to dominate everything, when you have the ball and when you don't have the ball.

“The emotional part should be something you can control naturally – focus on your job, you task. Everyone knows their job and they need to follow our plan, so when you feel you're going to the emotional side, we are here from outside to give confidence to them."


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