We are ready

Walter Zenga believes Wolves are ready to take on the challenge of Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday evening.

Zenga's men make the short trip to Birmingham for what will be Steve Bruce's first game in charge of Villa after the former Hull City boss was appointed manager earlier this week.


And the Head Coach explained that his side will be ready to face the occasion: “I think every game is big. Of course now Aston Villa have changed their manager, they are a big team that’s come down from the Premier League but there are no easy games in this league.


“The next game is Villa. Villa is another tough game and we are ready to play.


“I think the experience of Steve Bruce is important, I don’t know how much he’ll be able to do in two days but I wish him all the best after this weekend."


A number of first team players joined up with their national side over the international break but Zenga revealed that everyone has returned in good shape.


He said: “Everybody is great after the break except for Evans who is back this week following the injury that he got against Birmingham.


“We hope that he can be back soon with the team. This is our only issue.


“All the players have returned in the right shape after the international break. We are ready to play the game."


When asked about game management, the Head Coach was keen to stress that his side have to find a consistency in their performance to get the result they want.


“We must start the game and finish the game in the right way," explained Zenga.


“In this moment we’ve had games where we’ve played bad in the first half and better in the second half, sometimes we’ve played better in the first half and bad in the second.


“We have to find the stability, we have to find the right things and I think that this game is important for us to find this kind of point.


“Start good and finish good so, from the first minutes, we don’t have to go there thinking we have to defend. No way.


“We have to make our game because, honestly, we don’t know their starting XI because the new manager can make changes."


Zenga is grateful for the support he has received since arriving at Wolves and he wants to continue to build on that relationship.


“I love to have a relationship with the club and the fans because, if I stay here for one day or ten years, it needs to be 100% all of the time," he said.


“No matter if we play well or not well I make sure to speak to people and say thanks because they help us all the time.


“We want to work hard to arrive where we want to be and what is done, is done


“I want only to have a good relation with everybody. I know I cannot be a good coach for everyone but this is a part of the life.


“This is my home, this is my house and I do all the things that I can to create a good team and a strong team."