MX23RW : Monday, December 10 05:22:54
Sep 29, 2018 at 3pm UK at ​Molineux
Attendance: 31,147
WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers
2-0
Southampton
Cavaleiro (79'), Castro (87')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Hughes hopes Saints can burst Wolves' bubble

Hughes hopes Saints can burst Wolves' bubble
© Reuters
Wolves earned a 1-1 draw at Manchester United last weekend.

Southampton boss Mark Hughes wants his side to put a dent in Wolves' confident start to life back in the Premier League when they head to Molineux.

Nuno Espirito Santo's men have produced a string of impressive displays after winning promotion to the top flight, which culminated in last weekend's 1-1 draw at Manchester United.

With just one Premier League defeat from six games, Hughes admits Wolves deserve all the plaudits coming their way – but intends for the Saints to bring everyone at Molineux back down to earth on Saturday.

"They do impress you with how they approach the game, with a lot of depth to their play," Hughes said.

"They can rotate the ball and have a danger in key areas of the field, with good threats in wider areas.

"They are very positive and proficient in what they do, having come off the back of a really outstanding season last year so they are in a really good frame of mind confidence-wise.

"They are well drilled, they know what they are about and that is why they have made a good start.

"We will have to be ready for them, but clearly we have threats of our own which we can test them with."

The Southampton manager added at a press conference: "When you come into the Premier League as a promoted team, everything is bright and shiny, everyone is enthused and excited.

"Clearly that will still be in place in terms of their attitude, because they have had nothing really to dent their confidence up to this point and that is credit to them.

"It is about making sure we understand what they are trying to do and how we negate that."

Hughes accepts Southampton remain very much a work in progress as he looks to move the squad on from last season's battle to stay up.

Missing on-loan striker Danny Ings at Liverpool, the Saints went down 3-0 which was a third Premier League defeat of a so far indifferent campaign.

Hughes, though, is confident things are slowly starting to come together.

"We are still in need of a little bit more time, but I see good signs of what we are trying to do," said Hughes, who took on the manager's job permanently over the summer having been parachuted in during March.

"A lot of things we are working on in training become natural, which shows the work we are doing is being transferred onto the pitch."


Click here for more stories about Mark Hughes

Click here for more stories about Southampton

Share this article now:
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech claps supporters after his side's Premier League defeat to Manchester City on August 12, 2018
Read Next:
PL Team of the Week - Sterling, Cech, Vardy
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Copa Libertadores
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Russian Premier League
Belgian Pro League
Argentine Primera Division
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Serie B
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
Turkish Super Lig
Ukrainian Premier League
Indian I-League
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton156542117423
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
13Watford156271821-320
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account