Lemina | 'Even in the difficult moments we have to be switched on'

Mario Lemina feels Wolves still have plenty to learn despite taking all three Premier League points against Sheffield United on Sunday.

The Old Gold struggled in the second half against the side sat at the foot of the top flight table, but were able to hold out for the victory thanks to Pablo Sarabia’s first half header, but Lemina knows his team need to improve their performances when going up against the sides who will look to frustrate Wolves, especially at Molineux.

On winning when not at their best

“It was really difficult to say because at half-time we were really confident with the way we were playing. But sometimes, it not often always goes the way you want it, and second half, they made it really difficult for us, they gave us a lot of pressure and stress with the ball.

“But we tried to control it and they were good to press us, but it is these kinds of games that we have to learn and try to control more in the second half, but they did well.”

On a nervous second half

“It did seem nervy out there, but I don’t know why. We were playing really confidently with the ball, but we didn’t find a way to play in the second half.

“But as we always do, we tried to be compact, together, strong as a team, and that’s what we did and we deserved the three points.”

On remaining positive throughout the game

“Even in the difficult moments we have to be switched on and the gaffer really told us to be like this, be positive even when we are struggling, and we’ve already done it against some of the bigger teams, so we know how to do it.

“But we all prefer it when we have more control on the games, even these kinds of games to give pleasure to the fans, it’s really difficult because we gave them stress so it wasn’t very good!”

On Sarabia’s winner

“Pablo deserves it because he’s played really well in a lot of games now. He puts in good, hard work every time he plays.”