Wolves’ pre-season training camp in Alicante is in full swing.
The players have been there for almost a week now, and have been going through the motions in the blistering heat.
30 players flew out for the camp, including brand new signing Nathan Collins.
This week, the squad will start playing games, the first of which comes against Deportivo Alaves on Wednesday.
Over the weekend, the Express & Star watched on as the players were put through their paces.
And the publication noted the extreme intensity of manager Bruno Lage.
The 46-year-old has quickly become known for delivering fast-paced sessions for his players. And it wasn’t just his players who were getting the runaround at the weekend.
Lage is getting involved himself, pressing his players to help improve their on the ball quality. The Express & Star said: “In the soaring heat the players are doing two sessions a day and have already endured a few painful running drills.
“What stood out in training is how hands-on Lage is. In the game-like attacking scenarios he charged around the pitch pressing his midfielders and defenders when they had the ball to put them under as much pressure as possible.
“He even had his coach Carlos Cachada pressing too, to make it as realistic as they could.”
Bruno Lage’s intensity and work ethic cannot be questioned, he needs backing
This is fantastic to see, as not all head coaches in football are hands-on.
Lage’s work ethic since coming to Wolves has been simply brilliant.
Yes, he’s made plenty of mistakes during his time at the club so far.
But he is a man who is worthy of backing. It has been said plenty of times before.
If the club give him the tools to work with, he could potentially turn Wolves into a real force.