Jose Sa is adamant that Wolves are going into every match with the will to win, insisting ‘we want to show our fans that they can count on us’.
Having kicked off their Premier League season against Leicester City last weekend, Wolves will invite Tottenham Hotspur and former head coach Nuno Espirito Santo to Molineux this Sunday, and the newest member to the goalkeeping ranks at Wolves knows it’s going to be another tough test for his side, but is confident they can bring the ideas of Bruno Lage to the pitch.
On preparing to face Tottenham
“We are going to play to win, that is what we are working towards. We want to show our fans that they can count on us.
“It’s a tough start, but we have to play against all teams and, to face it, we have to fight and fight on the field.
“We go game by game and now I prepare for Tottenham. Then I prepare for the next one. But any team has a lot of quality, which makes playing here exciting and enjoyable.
“I know Nuno well and Rui Barbosa [goalkeeper goal] too. I met them when I was at Olympiacos and we played against Wolves. It will be nice.”
On his Premier League debut at Leicester
“I’m very excited to get started. The Premier League is the best league in the world, and I am happy to be here.
“I will do my best to prove my worth and let the club know that they can rely on me in respect of everything they may need.
“I don't like to speak individually. I think the team did well, and we have to improve in some aspects, of course.
“We want to win, I think it was a positive game, despite the, and we will continue to work towards our goals. I came to work and carry on with the work I have been doing so far.”
On first experiences of England
“It’s an incredible feeling to be able to play in England with a full stadium is unique. Only those who are here can understand this.
“Football involves everything; on the pitch, in the stands, the fans don't keep silent. At Olympiacos, the fans are also amazing, especially at home. But here it is different, even because of the climate, which is greyer. It's amazing.”
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On being welcomed to Wolves
“I received a very warm welcome, the group is fantastic, and I have adapted well. Of course, it helps having Portuguese players here, and it just means that they are very valuable in helping me to integrate and understand how this works.
“Coming from Greece, the fact of knowing them all, or almost all of them, is very good. It helps with the adaptation process, to understand the way of playing and what the manager wants and asks for.
“When I arrived, Ruben [Neves] and Joao Moutinho explained to me how everything works. And the fines too. The town is also very familiar which I thoroughly appreciate, and I am well.”
On working under Bruno
“It's been very good. Bruno has very good ideas and we've heard everything. The team was used to different ideas from the last four years. It doesn't change from one week to the next.
“We are working and evolving to put into practice in games what he wants. Everyone is very excited and enthusiastic.”