Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Bruno Lage felt the point his side came away with from Carrow Road against a resurgent Norwich City side, who posed a “challenge”, was a “good” one.
A win in Norfolk would have closed the gap to fourth-place West Ham United down to one point, ahead of David Moyes’ side facing the reigning Premier League champions Manchester City today.
Bruno Lage verdict on Norwich draw
Speaking on last night’s Match of the Day, Lage said: “I think it’s a good point. When you look through the game, I think it was a different game from what we did at Crystal Palace. But it was a challenge to come here [Carrow Road] and play our game.
“Sometimes I think we could be more aggressive, sometimes you need to find your teammate, you need to try and shoot on goal and create chances, so when you look at the end, I think it was a balanced game, so one point for each team [is fair].”
Lage’s men were playing against a side that had won their first match under their new manager Dean Smith and have some new found confidence.
Wolves fans felt they had Jose Sa to thank for keeping us in the match, with a string of top-class saves from the Portuguese stopper.
But playing against a wasteful Norwich side certainly helped, who squandered a number of great chances.
In fact, according to a graphic shown on MOTD, Norwich currently have the worst shot conversion rate in the top-flight.
The newly-promoted side put away just 5.2% of their chances. Leeds United (6.5%) and Southampton (6.8%) are the second and third least prolific sides in the Premier League.
However, the former Benfica man’s side have now lost just one of our last eight and stay in the top six of the Premier League.
Speaking on Match of the Day, former Premier League and England defender Michah Richards believes that Wolves are “looking good”.
Richards said: “Jimenez is playing well and it’s delightful to see that because they [Wolves] went through a little bit of a difficult spell, but they look they’re getting points on the road, so they will be happy with that.”
With the games now coming thick and fast, Wolves welcome Burnley to Molineux on Wednesday night before hosting Liverpool on Saturday.
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