Wolves must be at their best to defeat Norwich, insists Bruno Lage
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Bruno Lage, Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates towards the fans after his teams victory during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United at Molineux on October 02, 2021 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Wolves head coach Bruno Lage insists his side must be at their best to defeat Norwich City this afternoon as they prepare to face two of the bottom three in five days.

Following the trip to Carrow Road the Wanderers host Sean Dyche's Burnley on Wednesday evening and could find themselves in the top four if results go in their way.

Lage previously squashed any European dream talk and continued to do so after last week's 1-0 victory over West Ham United.

Ahead of today's trip to Dean Smith's side, Lage was asked about the importance of gaining maximum points in their next two matches.

He said: "For us, every game is a challenge. We play against Newcast,e it was very had and we won. We play against West Ham and it was very hard and we won. 

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"Then we play Crystal Palace, it was very hard and you lose. We see different things: bottom, top, middle table and different results.

"It's about us and the way we perform in that game. That's why the most important thing is to go now day-by-day, tomorrow we need to be at our top to beat Norwich."

Today's contest is Smith's second game in charge of Norwich following his sacking from Aston Villa and Lage is aware of the potential problems the Canaries will pose to Wolves.

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"I think it's important to say the last game was very good, they won, and for me he's one of the best managers in the UK," the Wanderers head coach said.

"We look how he works, I followed him since Brentford, the work he did at Aston Villa, and he stayed just one or two weeks out - when he had a chance, he returned.

"I think it's going to be a good game, Norwich will try to put his own ideas, and he's like me, he likes his team to have the ball, so it's going to be a massive challenge."