Wolves ran out 1-0 winners against West Ham United yesterday.
Bruno Lage’s side moved up sixth in the Premier League table thanks to a superb game-winning goal from Raul Jimenez.
The Mexican was on hand to finish a really nice move that involved Nelson Semedo and Daniel Podence.
We have seen glimpses of the attractive football that could soon become the norm at Molineux under Lage.
He hasn’t been the manager for very long, so it will take time for his philosophy to really bed in.
But the players certainly appear to be on board, and seem to have a good understanding of the way he wants them to play.
It’s clear to see that what is being worked on behind the scenes is starting to come to fruition in games.
The Jimenez goal yesterday was really well worked, and one of the Wolves coaches – Jhony Conceicao – has shared a very interesting clip on Twitter.
He uploaded the goal and then a clip of an exercise from the training ground.
The training ground goal is pretty much a carbon copy of the goal that was scored yesterday.
The ball goes out wide to Semedo, who finds Jimenez inside. Meanwhile, Podence has pulled out wide to receive the ball, with the Mexican then spinning away to take up position on the edge of the box.
He then provides the finish.
Very encouraging to see
It’s really positive to see the players taking what they have done in training drills and putting that into games and replicating patterns.
The players are clearly responding well to things behind the scenes.
Lage is clearly very innovative, and it is exciting to imagine the kind of football we could be seeing in the future once the players have spent more time under his stewardship.
There is also, obviously, the prospect of high quality players coming into the squad to raise the level further.