Wolverhampton Wanderers fans have been reacting to Bruno Lage throwing down the gauntlet to his players.
The 45-year-old has come in and done a pretty good job so far.
Nuno Espirito Santo left the club a few months ago, having done a fantastic job on the whole.
Things didn’t go so well last term which is why a change was made in the end, but the things Nuno did for the club were amazing.
He is a tough act to follow, but so far, Lage is doing well. things are certainly very different.
Wolves have acquired 13 points, which is good after losing three first three matches.
Lage’s passion clear in brilliant interview
Some people are still a little sceptical about Lage, but the boss has been speaking about raising standards at the club, and he has come across very impressive.
He said in a riveting interview: “I asked all my players after the game at Leeds, ‘why don’t you play more for your national team?
“Sometimes they need to listen to some truth to be better. I don’t want to say names, but why do some of my players go to the national team and not play.
“That is the standard. We need to be better every day. If they are better every day, I will be better every day and the club will be better every day.
“I don’t want anyone comfortable with their own careers. If they are comfortable at Wolves then they are going to the national team and watching other guys playing. Why? Work hard, improve and get your minutes.”
Lage goes on to say that he doesn’t care if a player is 35 or 19, the demand from him will always be the same. He wants everyone to improve.
He talks about a desire to see the players he coaches turning out for their national teams, as he sits at home on the couch.
Lage also mentioned the Champions League, and how his players should be questioning why they are watching others in that competition, rather than playing in it themselves.
In the interview, Lage frequently uses the word ‘more’. The man is clearly absolutely determined to get as much as he can out of his new players.
Wolves fans wowed
On social media, some Wolves fans can’t help but be impressed by his words.
Lage is extremely passionate, something that is perhaps emphasised a little more today following the news that former Molineux boss Nuno was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur.
Unfortunately, Nuno became devoid of any passion last term as Wolves struggled. And for most of his short time with Spurs.
Here’s what some supporters said on Lage:
The cutting edge we need
— Adama (@WolvesNumber37) October 31, 2021
Brilliant article, I would imagine music to every wolves fans ears. A manager pushing everyday and not accepting mediocrity 👏🏻👏🏻
— Mark Lockitt /\_/\ (@Lockwolf81) October 31, 2021
Wow. I even got motivated reading that 👏
— CHRIS (@ChriWoodward) October 31, 2021
Brilliant. Excellent mentality and if the players buy into it (as they should), we’ll be going in the right direction.
— Rob Bowen (@RobBowen1) October 31, 2021
God, you can’t help but love what he says
— Mancunian Wolf (@MancunianWolf1) November 1, 2021
Superb, love that.
— Danny Rosamond (@DannyRosamond) October 31, 2021
I love this guy more and more every week
— Sa SZN (@jack200521) October 31, 2021
I’d love to be a fly on the wall in his dressing room https://t.co/141oZMmBDE
— Charlie (@charliewwfc_) November 1, 2021
now that is MY manager https://t.co/Sb3QTekCBe
— sab (@sabrinajg11) October 31, 2021
Wether he’s a success with us or not, you absolutely cannot knock Lage’s mentality. Proper desire to be a winner. https://t.co/ypzE5xvQMb
— Harry Whittingham (@hwhittingham6) October 31, 2021
This is some monster mentality man. Such a good fit for the job https://t.co/KxEuZRyVyY
— Sam Burton 🏴 (@samburts) October 31, 2021