Marcal | On training, attacking and the team spirit

Wolves defender Marcal revealed Bruno Lage has placed greater emphasis on the attacking side of the game in training recently and they reaped the benefit on Monday evening.

The old gold have kept six cleans sheets in their previous eight games, but attracted plaudits for their positive, attacking performance at Old Trafford on Monday night, which was rewarded with a massive victory. The Brazilian has returned for the fore in the past three games, where Wolves didn’t concede a goal, and he wants the positive feelings to continue against Sheffield United in the Emirates FA Cup on Sunday.

On balancing attacking and defending

“I think, above all, it’s the personality of the team. Of course, we studied Manchester United, but we went to play our game. We went there thinking about playing our game, knowing that their players are very good.

“We played well, especially in the first-half, which ended up giving us more confidence and forced them to be more cautious and concerned about our players. This made our game easier, and the victory felt better that way. Congratulations to the team.”

On the focus in training

“The truth is that, in training, we work a lot on the offensive part. We always more on trying to exploit the opponents’ weak points and not how we are going to defend their strong points.

“I think this is a very good characteristic of Bruno and the team has demonstrated this game by game. I hope (and the coach demands this from us a lot during the week) we not only to create chances, but also the team will be able to score more goals from now on.”

On the spirit in the camp

“We are crazy! We work a lot as a team, and we run for each other. Monday it was like that, and the three points stayed with us.”