Diego Costa has given his reaction to Wolves sacking Bruno Lage.
The 46-year-old left the club following the 2-0 defeat to West Ham United.
The board decided the time was right for a change, with Lage overseeing a really poor finish to the 2021/22 season, and a really bad start to the current one.
He has now left the club in a dire situation, having won just won game and scored three goals in the Premier League.
Since his sacking, information has come out about his final months and weeks in the job.
It seems all was not particularly well behind the scenes, with players not engaged in his team meetings.
Supposedly, he lost the dressing room as far back as the end of last season.
There hasn’t been a lot of reaction to Lage leaving the club from the players.
Daniel Podence spoke about him, but that was for an interview with Sky Sports. Maximilian Kilman also reacted, but that was for the club’s website.
Now Costa has given his take on the situation.
He said (via Shropshire Star): “I didn’t really work with him much because we had some bad results and you know what happens in football.
“It was the club’s decision but we were all quite upset because we really liked him.
“It was a big shame but that is life and we have to keep moving forward. We have to turn the page now and get out of this situation that we find ourselves in. That’s our objective.”
Wolves players must move on quickly and adjust to new manager’s methods
It is interesting to hear this from Costa considering some of the claims since Lage’s departure.
The players probably did like Lage personally.
He was fairly charming and a by many accounts just a nice guy.
But his methods seemingly became stale for the players and by the end he was unable to get through to them amid a string of poor performances and results.
The Wolves players must now move on quickly, and be ready for the new man that comes in.