Bruno Lage ‘confident with the process’ as he outlines ambitions for his Wolves squad

Wolves only have one win to their name in the Premier League under Bruno Lage

Bruno Lage remains confident in the project he has set for Wolverhampton Wanderers despite only winning one out of the first five Premier League games with the club.

It has been a rough start to say the least for Lage but his attitude remains unmoved.

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He has a vision for where he wants to take the team and once more echoed that time will be key for him to achieve this.

The former Benfica boss is very much working with a “Nuno Espirito Santo squad” and is still even now implementing his ideas and philosophies across to the players.

Some will buy into it and some won’t and that’s alright because those that don’t won’t last long at the club.

When asked if he feels the team is now “his”, Lage said: “I think we can see things changing so quickly because we take the best from the players.”

“Every time as a manager we want more things from the players. It’s to create a relationship in the way we want to play.

“What I can say to you is they come with a vision to play the way we want to play. In an offensive way but also a defensive way. We are pushing everyone to the limit and I see from the part of the players the desire to play that way.

“They are working hard to grow and work in this way to work and to play.

“The reality is that I never look back, I’m confident with the process, I give confidence for the players. The goals are coming the same way they came in the last game.”

Although the manager was quick to praise the current crop of players and the work they are putting in, he was also passionate when talking about how important it is for him to bring in new additions in the future.

Everybody knows the current squad is thin and nobody more than Lage wants that to change.

If he is going to build this project that he talks about, he’s going to need more than one transfer window and more importantly, a healthy backing when they eventually come around.

“I think where we are in the process to change things,” he said.

“This is my way to work, I’ve already talked with the players about it. They need to do the things I want for sure but also try to understand what they can give to me, for the club, for the team.

“Imagine when I have Daniel [Podence] in the game, he can play more he can come inside, when I have Adama [Traore], he has to play more wide and we don’t change the dynamic its what the players want, what the players have to offer.

“This is one thing. The other thing is the competition I want to create for the players and for the team and also if we don’t have it, guys who can do real other things.

Bruno Lage’s tenure at Wolves has got off to a slow start as they sit just one point above the relegation zone. A solitary win against Watford has been their only victory this campaign. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

“It’s not just our way to playing, we can play a different system also so I want to have those kind of things to manage in the best way.

“If I want to play with four defenders, I want to play with four. If I want to play with two strikers, I want to play with two strikers.

“If I want to play with right backs who are already there or guys who go with the second wave, I want to have that with my team to create every time different scenarios for the opponents.

“I think we are in this way, we are playing but now it’s time to create also different scenarios for the opponents in different stretches of games like I said with two or three players we can do that.

“More solutions for me and to create more competitions within our squad.”