Wolves manager Bruno Lage has commented on the depth of his squad.
Wolves did not sign a senior central defender or central midfielder in the summer, despite targets such as Sven Botman and Renato Sanches being identified.
Lage is doing well with what he has so far but has underlined the importance of doing well now.
He is already wary of the intense winter period and the possible impact of the Africa Cup of Nations on his squad.
At his pre-match press conference ahead of the clash with Everton, Lage said: “It’s so important that we need to conquer a lot of points now, because the winter will be very hard.
“We have a small squad and maybe we can lose players to CAN [Africa Cup of Nations], and until December, our focus is to win points.
“After that, it’s to try and find players like Hwang [Hee-Chan], like [Francisco] Trincao, to come and to help us to be better.
“The team are in the process to try to play the way we want to play. We are playing in the same system from the past, but we’ve tried to do a different offensive dynamic.”
It is fair to say that many Wolves fans were not impressed with the transfer window.
Especially how it ended, with links to Sanches, Botman and others only for Wolves to end up empty handed.
Some Wolves fans on Twitter felt that Lage’s dissatisfaction over the club’s summer business showed in these comments.
Others are worried about how Wolves’ season will pan out if the squad is not bolstered in January.
Here are how his comments went down…
I'm hoping Lage will be pushing for Centre Backs that are capable of playing in a back 4. I think Boly is capable but we need another, Tarkowski from Burnley maybe as his contract ends soon. Then Maybe a good quality CDM. Would like to see Wolves playing a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1— Daniel (@thedansolo1) October 29, 2021
Let’s see if we can tempt Renato Sanches, still lacking creativity a dynamic midfielder who can operate between both boxes, got to be a priority— Ryan Hollings (@Ry4nH07) October 29, 2021
Unfortunately he has maybe weakened his case by the way he has overcome (so far) the disasterous summer window. "He seems to be balancing ok on one leg, I wonder what will happen if we knock that one away"?— David Sharples (@Wolfus1492) October 29, 2021
January will be important for the outcome of this season but I don't see any major business until the summer. Just hoping Jeff will give us the budget for it this time round.— Andrew Wenzel (@Andyrewjw) October 29, 2021
Is there any confidence that’s he’s got a budget to spend in January?— declan clark (@Clarkdegzy) October 29, 2021
Sounds like Bruno ball won't be back anytime soon— Ken Maher (@1madchef) October 30, 2021
You can really tell he’s not happy with the transfer window 😬 don’t blame him one bit— Nick Allen (@NickAllen224) October 29, 2021
Well that sounds like he knows he won't have options 😂— Cole (@ArkinstallCole) October 29, 2021
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