Wolves need to get back on track.
The team have hit a rocky patch after starting 2022 so well, losing each of their last three matches.
After big wins over Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City, Wanderers went on to lose to Arsenal, West Ham United and most recently, Crystal Palace.
The performance in the defeat to Palace was probably the worst of the season. The first-half was abysmal, and there was no way back for Wolves at 2-0.
After the game, Lage really expressed his discontent in his post-match press conference.
He singled out Ki-Jana Hoever, who got injured early on in the game, for a lack of preparedness.
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He also suggested other young players in his squad don’t work in the way he wants.
So things are a bit pear-shaped now, but Wolves have two games coming up this week and the outlook can change significantly with two wins.
First, it’s Watford on Thursday. This is the game that had been due to take place on Boxing Day but was postponed.
The Hornets gave Arsenal a decent game on Sunday, losing narrowly 3-2. But they are in rotten form having won just once in 10 Premier League games this calendar year.
And then on Sunday, Wolves face Everton.
The Toffees were pumped 5-0 by Tottenham Hotspur last night, and put in a truly shocking display.
They will be licking their wounds, and the threat of relegation could well start to weigh heavily on them.
Wolves need to take maximum points from Watford and Everton games
There are no excuses for Wolves not to reach 46 points by the end of the week.
The next two games are simply huge opportunities to get back on track.
Watford and Everton have just two Premier League wins between them this calendar year, and are absolutely there for the taking.
Wolves beat both of these sides in the reverse fixtures, which should hopefully give confidence.
The performance against Everton, especially in the first-half, was one of the best of the season so far.
Wanderers owe a much improved performance after seriously going off the boil in the last few weeks. Watford and Everton offer great chances to provide that.
Failure to win both of these games could well see things turn a bit sour.