Webster: Wolves have shown what can be achieved

Adam Webster praised the way Wolves have started the current season, and says they serve as an inspiration of what can be achieved by being a so-called less fancied team in the division.

By James Hilsum • 08 December 2019

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Webster applauds the fans.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men finished seventh last season to secure Europa League qualification, and the Seagulls centre-half says the current closeness of the Premier League means that a finish in the upper echelons of the division is not out of the question.

He said, “I remember playing them in the Championship and they were by far the best team, and I always thought they would do well when they came up to the Premier League.

“They’re in the Europa League too now after having a good couple of years, and it will be a tough test for us on Sunday. They had a bit of a slow start, but they’ve picked up since and are right up there at the minute.

“You’ve got to set targets and finish as high up the league as you can. It’s so tight, and if you go on a good run then you never know what could happen. For us, it’s just about trying to build on the Arsenal win.

“We’ve got to enjoy it and everyone feels we can achieve something this season.”


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The 24-year-old reflected on the memorable 2-1 win over Arsenal on Thursday, but says the focus must now switch to the Wolves match which comes amidst a hectic festive schedule.

“At the end of the day it’s still only three points, so even though it’s a massive win for us, we can’t get carried away. We’re very pleased that we won and believed we could get three points.

“It was a bit special and the spirits were high. You want to enjoy every win that you get in this league, but we have another game on Sunday and if you get too carried away, then it might come back to bite you.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Graham Potter applauds the fans at the final whistle.

Webster also spoke about the current style of play which has been deployed by Graham Potter, and hailed the immense amount of planning that he and his staff put in place before every match.

“The preparation that goes into every game is so thorough and the staff here do an amazing job to prepare us as well as they can for what we’re going to face. We're always prepared going into every game.

“It’s important to have an identity or structure in every team, and you want to feel confident going into any game. Having that structure is how you win games.

“We work all week on the opposition and how we want to play. That definitely helps leading up to the game, and when it comes to the actual match, we’re ready for it.”

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