Saiss calls for Wolves to stick together
Romain Saiss says Wolves must stick together as they bid to turn their early-season struggles around.
Wolves were a breath of fresh air in the Premier League last season, as they finished seventh in the final standings and thus earned a place in the Europa League.
However, the extra workload of going through qualifying for Europe’s secondary competition appears to have taken its toll on Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad, as they are yet to register a win in the Premier League this season.
The Molineux-based club also lost their opening group match in the Europa League on home soil against Braga on Thursday and they have now suffered three successive defeats across all competitions.
The panic button has not been pressed at Molineux just yet, however, and Morocco international Saiss insists everyone at the club must stick together as they bid to turn their fortunes around.
“We know each season is different and every time you have some part of the season where it’s more difficult,” Saiss told the Wolves website. “That’s why we have to stay together and find a solution together and don’t think after every loss that the problem is a particular player.
“We have to stay together as a team, as a pack, and find the solution with the staff, and we’ll do it – I’m not worried.”
Saiss was an unused substitute against Braga and he is one of the players pushing for a recall when Wolves travel to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Sunday.
The 29-year-old is expecting a tough test against the Eagles, who will be looking to bounce back from their own 4-0 hammering at the hands of Tottenham last time out.
“They have good players like (Wilfried) Zaha, they kept him in the team so it will be a tough game again,” Saiss added.
“We know they are strong at home so we have to be ready for this game and to be more consistent, play the 90 minutes with a good organisation, stay compact and don’t give a lot of space to the opponent because after they can break us.”