Wolves Midfielder Karl Henry has called for his team to show, ‘resolve, battle and character’ if they are to beat the drop in their relegation battle.
Mick McCarthy’s men now find themselves bottom of the Premier League table after losing to Arsenal on Saturday, and have just 12 games left to fight for survival.
The first of those games is a true six-pointer against West Brom, local rivals and relegation contenders.
Henry was quick to acknowledge that every game is vital for Wolves, and that they need to scrap for every point they can.
Speaking to the clubs website, he said, “The so-called top four are out of the way, so it’s now down to us to show our resolve, character and bottle to get the job done,”
“I’ve heard people say we do better against the bigger teams, but would they rather us be playing Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool in our last four games of the season?
“I’m sure they’d rather us be playing the teams we’ve got, so it’s down to us.
“We’re still in the mix and we’re very confident we’re going to get out of the relegation zone. It’s all tight down there and results weren’t bad for us at the weekend, so it’s all to play for.”
Henry admits Arsenals footballing masterclass on satruday was hard to take, and will have knocked confidence, which was at a high from the previous weeks win at home to Manchester United.
“No-one expected us to get anything [at Arsenal] but we didn’t play as well as we did last week [against Man Utd] and it was a disappointing result,” added Henry.
“Arsenal are a very good side and they absolutely ‘footballed’ us off the park.
“It could have been a lot worse, but Wayne Hennessey was absolutely fantastic, yet again. He pulled off some great saves and there were no excuses from us – we got a good hiding.
“It was demoralising at times – they pop the ball about so quickly, they set each other up from their little triangles and you get to the end of the game trying to close people down and you can’t even get close enough to make physical contact.
“We left the Emirates a little demoralised but we can’t dwell on it because it’s going to be completely different from here on in.”