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Soucek talks up Wolves before facing them with West Ham on Sunday

Wolves take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium tomorrow night but after that comes a clash with West Ham at the London Stadium.

That will be a huge game in the chase for European football and Hammers midfielder Tomas Soucek has been singing Wolves’ praises.

In an interview with West Ham’s official website, he hailed Wolves’ defensive quality and is not expecting his side to be able to make many chances.

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“They are good on the ball and can play in a different style. They sometimes play with five defenders, so it’s different, but I’m expecting a high level from them. 

“When they’ve conceded the second-fewest goals, it’s possible that you will not have too many chances. We’ll need to score from the first or second big chance. 

“In another way, we’ll need to not concede, because we might not create maybe the chances for four or five goals, but I think it will be a very competitive game and we will need to be clinical.

“I’m sure that we can beat them because when I see us, we are hungry to win, and we still want to fight for the high positions in the table.

“I’m expecting a really tough game, but I believe that we can beat them, and I hope that it happens.”

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The fact that West Ham have a free midweek while Wolves are in action may play a part in the outcome of the weekend clash.

That said, Wolves have a bigger squad available now than they have had at any point this season, with the return of Pedro Neto a particular boost of course.

It will be a close game between two physical teams and a good result against Arsenal would further boost Wolves’ confidence ahead of the match.