Negative To Positive

Gaffer all set for Norwich

Walter Zenga is looking for a positive performance from Wolves  when they welcome high-flying Norwich City to Molineux (5.30pm).

Both teams shipped late goals in midweek which led to defeats at Wigan and Newcastle respectively, but Zenga insists Wolves must show a positive mentality and not dwell on the events at the DW Stadium.

“We are never happy to lose a game and whenever you don’t win you are disappointed,” he said.

“We have responded well to losing games but I would rather we don’t have to do that and would prefer to have consistency.

“After a defeat you have to quickly restart and prepare for the next game, which for us is  a big game against Norwich live on television.

“We have a chance to transform any negative things into positive things.

“Norwich is a big game for us but every game in this league is a big game and is important.

“We treat every game in the same way and every week in the same way.

“We think about ourselves but we know Norwich are a good team with a good chance to go to the Premier League.

“They are second in the table and have scored 19 goals so far!

“This Championship is very tough and teams can lose games they are expected to win but to me that is not a surprise.

“We just have to be positive and think about this game.

“If we hadn’t lost some goals in the last minutes of games we would be third in the rankings.

“In my opinion most of these things come from the mind, from your brain, from your concentration.

“When you lose a goal in the last minutes you get to the next game and think the same thing is going to happen again.

“It is about the attention, and being positive.

“I prefer to think not about what I don’t like, but what I like.

“And this has to be transferred onto the pitch.

“We still feel in a positive way, the bus is on the way.

“We have to understand when is the right time to go faster!”

The Head Coach met fans yesterday, firstly at a siging session at the Molineux Megastore, and then by popping up to meet and chat to members of the Fans’ Parliament before their first meeting of the season.

“The fans said positive things to me,” he reports.

“I was at signing session for two hours and then went to see the fans at the stadium (Before Fans’ Parliament meeting).

“We shared our opinions and I think they are happy with how things are going.

“It is important that we are all on the same boat because we have one goal to achieve – to get back to where we deserve to be.

“In our wish this would happen tomorrow morning but we know there is a very long way to go – this is a marathon!

“We have 36 games still to be played, and that is like a full season!

“If everybody is pushing in the same way we can get the result.”

Zenga is planning a late decision on the fitness of strikers Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Joe Mason, ahead of the visit of the Canaries.

“We hope they have a chance,” he said.

“The good thing is that we do not kick off until 5.30pm so there is still some time to go.”