Brighton manager Graham Potter has praised the job Bruno Lage has done at Wolves, ahead of the sides’ Premier League clash on Wednesday.
Wolves are looking to bounce back from a defeat against Manchester City, which followed a gut-wrenching 1-0 loss to Liverpool the weekend before.
Wolves were somewhat unlucky to lose both games. But what happened happened, and the team could really do with three points now against the Seagulls.
It is Brighton up next for Wolves, and Potter has said his side can’t call on a few players who have tested positive for Covid-19.
They also have some injury problems, meaning this is a golden chance for Wolves to get back to winning ways.
But Brighton have given a brilliant account of themselves this term. Potter has done a great job, and it will not be easy.
Speaking ahead of the game, Potter spoke highly of Wolves.
He said (via Sussex Live): “They [Wolves] have improved from what was already good under Nuno [Espirito Santo].
Bruno [Lage] has come in and added his own bits, without changing too much.
“They are an experienced team, with two holding midfield payers who can control the game really well there is a good shape and structure about them.
“They defend as a team really well so they don’t concede many chances.”
Nice words from Graham Potter and Wolves must prove him right
Clearly, Wolves have made an impression on Potter.
Wolves’ defending and organisation is indeed very good at the moment. Hopefully, that solidity will be on show once again at the Amex Stadium.
What absolutely needs to improve on Wednesday though is the attacking.
Wolves will be without Raul Jimenez after his red card against City, which is a big blow.
But the likes of Adama Traore Hwang, Hee-chan and Daniel Podence can all hurt Brighton.
With the Mexican unavailable, they simply must step up.