Mario Lemina has called on everyone to stick together as a pack, following Wolves’ defeat to Liverpool.
Wednesday saw Wanderers slip to a 2-0 loss against the Reds in the Premier League.
It was a really poor display from Wolves at Anfield, and one that the players quickly need to move on from and respond to.
At the weekend, Wolves have the chance to bounce back against Tottenham Hotspur.
Spurs have been very erratic this season, and it’s a chance for Wolves to get points on the board.
Lemina issued a rallying cry on his Instagram Story yesterday, saying: “Hard NIGHT. But we need to stick together as a PACK. And go to the next one with the right mentality in front of our fans.”
Lemina was one of only a few Wolves players who actually had a fairly decent game on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old was a bit sloppy – as were most Wolves players – but he at least put in a shift and made a number of tackles and interceptions.
Lemina has certainly made a real difference to Wolves’ midfield since his £10 million transfer.
He has added tenacity and energy, and there’s a strong chance he starts once again against Spurs on Saturday.
He will likely feature with Ruben Neves, and then it’s about whether Lopetegui wants to add a third player to the engine room.
Joao Moutinho played as an advanced midfielder against Liverpool, with Matheus Nunes out wide.
That was something that didn’t really work and should not be replicated against Tottenham.
A good message from Mario Lemina after Liverpool defeat but actions speak louder than words
It is a bit of a sticky moment for Wolves right now, and that defeat to Liverpool was very frustrating.
But Lemina is right – everyone needs to stick together.
There are a lot of games left to play this season and it is still early days in the Lopetegui era.
The manager is still working things out with his new players. So with that in mind he’s done well so far.
But the players need to be giving far better performances than the one against Liverpool.
Lemina’s message is one of defiance. But he and his teammates have to improve.