Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Bruno Lage has insisted he isn’t worried about performance levels having dropped off.
The club endured a tricky start to the new season under the 45-year-old in terms of results.
Wolves started by losing their first three games 1-0, but were arguably the better team against Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
They had taken 57 shots without scoring and had an ‘expected goals’ value of 5.06 after those first three games (The Athletic).
Interestingly, the pretty football was not really been since those early games.
That has coincided with an upturn in form, with Wolves now four unbeaten.
This change has been put to Lage, who doesn’t seem overly concerned about his side’s current level of performance.
He said (Express & Star): “I never think about that.
“The mentality I want in my team and players is to come and play every game with the same ambition to win.
“What I want is to come and play well and create a lot of chances to score goals. I’m not worried about that (difference in performances).”
Wolves fans shouldn’t be concerned either
Lage does not seem too flustered by the fact that the performances haven’t been too good of late.
What matters right now, amid a ‘favourable’ run of fixtures, is getting results.
A tough period at Christmas is coming up so Wolves need a good haul of points heading in.
Lage just doesn’t have the tools he needs yet to continue on with the brand of football that was on show early doors.
Lage believes in his work, and fans should trust the process. There will be bumps in the road, but the positive signs are there.