‘Good vibes and good energy’: Bruno Lage happy with Diego Costa and Wolves’ level of training ahead of West Ham game

The Wolverhampton Wanderers boss is happy with how his team have trained ahead of their trip to West Ham United on Saturday.

Bruno Lage believes his side have ‘good vibes and good energy’ ahead of their visit to the London Stadium to take on West Ham United on Saturday.

Wolverhampton Wanderers haven’t played since their 3-0 loss to Manchester City on September 17 due to the international break.

The break couldn’t have come at a better time for the Old Gold, who have won just one of their opening seven Premier League games so far.

Lage’s side have scored just three goals in the competition - the joint-lowest in the Premier League.

Wolves’ only win of the season came against Southampton on September 3 thanks to Daniel Podence’s goal. Credit: Getty.

Wolves have suffered injuries to strikers Raul Jimenez and Sasa Kalajdzic, leading to Lage signing experienced forward Diego Costa on a free transfer.

The 33-year-old’s arrival came too soon to feature against City, but with a two-week break in fixtures, it has allowed him to train regularly with his new teammates.

“It was good to have these weeks for training and one of the things that came with energy was Diego,“ Lage told the club’s official website.

“All the team, when we are training and can see we have Sasa and Raul injured, a striker training with the team, you can see the good vibes and good energy.

“It was very good. He was working with us [for] three weeks, he didn’t work the first week with the team, but after Man City he started training with the team and gave a lot of energy. We are a different team when we have a striker in front of us.”

The Old Gold’s boss believes Costa’s presence in training and in future games will help steer his team’s performances in the right direction.

“It’s not just the value of [a] player, he is an important player, but also what other players can give more when we have a striker in front of us.

Costa hasn’t played since Decmeber 2021, but could make his Wolves debut on Saturday. Credit: Getty.

“We know that we lost 3-0 against a good team, but we had good moments in the game, even with ten men. The belief and energy comes from that, and the way we’ve trained.”