Jeff Shi has described a full house at Molineux as being ‘very, very unique’.
Wolverhampton Wanderers yesterday released the final part of their Q&A session with some of the club’s senior officials, to mark the fifth anniversary of Fosun owning the club.
This time it’s just Shi answering the questions from fans, put to him by Johnny Phillips.
He spoke on topics such as Fosun’s plans for the future, and what he has learned in his role as chairman.
Towards the end of the chat, Shi discussed the importance of the fans and how badly they’ve been missed during the pandemic.
He said (Wolves official): “It’s huge. Sometimes I think our playing style or the nature of the club is really about the fans.
“For some clubs, maybe fans will impact the squad negatively, but here at Wolves it is always a positive impact, so a full house at Molineux will be very, very unique and also gives us an advantage for every game, so it really impacts the performance on the pitch and I know also the players need the fans to be here.
“I go to every game and without the fans I feel like it is a kind of training game because it’s harder to play and to watch on the pitch without the shouting, without the emotion, and sometimes I think we are hurt by this.”
Wolves players were stung by fan absence
It can be said for all clubs really, but the Wolves players clearly missed the fans throughout 2020/21.
There were just so many games where Wolves looked in dire need of a boost from the crowd.
At times there was just so much lethargy, and the lack of a 12th man was clear.
Hopefully a full-capacity Molineux will be on the cards for the start of 2021/22, and the players will respond as expected.