Wolves held Chelsea at the weekend – and Antonio Rudiger has given his honest verdict of the game.
Bruno Lage’s side were able to take a point against the reigning champions of Europe, something they couldn’t quite manage against Liverpool and Manchester City recently.
Wolves were unlucky in both those games, but a draw against the Blues was probably fair.
Wolves were great in the first-half, but it was pretty much all Chelsea in the second.
It was disappointing to see Wolves kind of step off and allow Chelsea to have a go after such a bright start.
But it was what it was, and at least Wolves were able to keep a clean sheet this time.
Thomas Tuchel suggested he was pleased to take a point in the end, and Rudiger also acknowledged it was a tough game.
The £33 million German said: “The first-half was very tough for us, they were controlling the game without looking dangerous. We didn’t have the chances, to be honest. The second-half we had a good uplift. But we have to do more, take more risk.”
Wolves were definitely lively in the first-half.
Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Leander Dendoncker did well against N’Golo Kante, Trevoh Chalobah and Mason Mount. Raul Jimenez also dropped deep at times.
Wolves need to find that consistency
Wolves are showing encouraging signs this season, but at the moment there is a frustrating lack of consistency.
It seems the team cannot currently play in one style for a whole game.
Hopefully eventually, that swashbuckling style we saw in the opening weeks of the season will become the norm at Molineux.
It is impressive to watch Wolves defend so. But it is also a bit frustrating right now seeing this entertaining style only appear here and there.