Having a competitive squad is crucial going forwards for new Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Bruno Lage.

The 45-year-old took his first Premier League game on Saturday.

It ended in a narrow 1-0 defeat, but there were definitely positives to take.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers Pre-Season Training Session
Bruno Lage (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Wolves just lacked that cutting edge.

Hopefully, a few new faces will be coming in in the next couple of weeks to give the squad a boost.

Lage has spoken about having two quality players per position, and he needs to be backed by Fosun.

Following the defeat to Leicester, Lage spoke about one particular part of his team.

 

He said (Express & Star): “We have plenty of time to train with him (Nelson Semedo). He was out of the team for 10 days and just came to the team in the morning.

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Nelson Semedo and Ki-Jana Hoever (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

“I am happy with what Ki did in this game. What we have in this position at right-back is what I want in the whole squad. A top player like Nelson and a top young player like Ki to be competitive.”

Last term, Semedo played the bulk of the games for Wolves at right-back or right wing-back, making 34 Premier League starts.

£13.5 million signing Hoever (BBC Sport) made just first-team 15 appearances in total.

Depth key if Wolves want successful season

If Lage is going to enjoy a good first season at Molineux, he needs the right tools.

He’s given off a very good impression so far, and it’s clear he is an intense character with lots of ideas.

Wolverhampton Wanderers Pre-Season Training Camp
Bruno Lage (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

But he needs more quality players if Wolves are going to have a good season, as he himself has suggested.

Having that competitiveness coursing through the squad can make all the difference.

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