Wolves legend Steve Bull: Let’s stir up Hornets’ nest
This is a massive game for Wolves against Watford today – the players will be thinking ‘we owe them one’.
Although we won at Vicarage Road in the Premier League last season, there is still that extra needle after losing the FA Cup semi-final to them.
I honestly think the Hornets, after being thrashed 8-0 by Manchester City in Quique Sanchez Flores’s first game back at the helm, will come to Molineux and play for a draw.
They will sit back and shut up shop, and we have struggled against teams like that in the past, so it’s up to us to buck that trend and find a way to break them down.
In my opinion, we have just got to go back to how we were in the first half against Crystal Palace last weekend – and see that through for the full 90.
In those 45 minutes, I thought it was back to the old Wolves – playing quick, stylish football and creating chances.
A bit of silliness from Romain Saiss made things harder for us in the second period, but Diogo Jota got the goal to grab a point – and that was the least we deserved.
I think we set a tempo at Selhurst Park which we need to keep up.
The first half against Reading, with a much-changed side, on Wednesday night, was excellent.
The second, again, was not so good, taking our foot off the gas and inviting pressure.
Fortunately, we kept our cool on penalties to set up an exciting tie with Villa – one I’m sure the players can’t wait for.
But, for now, the focus is firmly on Watford and being at home, we should have the edge.
I am sure that the atmosphere at Molineux will be fantastic, giving Nuno and the lads the extra push they need at the moment.
I don’t want to see or hear of any boo-boys. Things have not been great over the past few weeks, but it is still early days and Nuno’s side will regain their mojo. Let’s not forget how amazing these past couple of years have been.
If you’re not happy and want to boo, go down the road and watch some Championship football over at The Hawthorns. Come on me babbies!