Wolves can compete against Premier League giants says Ryan Bennett

By Tim Spiers | Wolves | Published:

Ryan Bennett believes Wolves have shown they can compete with the Premier League big boys – as they prepare to give Arsenal a 'proper game'.

Wolves defender Ryan Bennett (© AMA / Sam Bagnall)

Wolves have lost three consecutive games and slipped down to 11th in the Premier League.

Ever-present Bennett says Wolves will be back at it on Sunday when they travel to the Emirates – and are capable of getting a result.

"We'll play the way we play and try and give them a proper game," Bennett said.

"These are the games you want to be involved in, the stadium, the stature of the game, they're one of the top teams.

"We know we can match them. We showed that again (against Spurs) on Saturday, although unfortunately we didn't get the result we wanted.

"We'll be ready, that's our job.

"We'll be up for it and trying to create the same amount of shots again, hopefully we can convert a few more than we have been.

"At the start if the season we were having fewer shots but weren't giving the goals away like we did on Saturday."


Wolves conceded three goals for the first time this season when losing 3-2 to Spurs.

Bennett admitted they needed to improve – but would work hard to put it right.

"We stuck to what we want to do and worked as hard as we could – I think everyone could see that," he added.

"We gave as good as we got. The last couple of games have been similar, there's a recipe we need to find to put it right.


"I got the feeling we could have been in different areas and done different things to prevent the goals.

"On balance, the last two games, Brighton we'd have won that nine times out of 10.

"We had enough chances to win the Spurs game too. If we'd turned those results around you'd say we're flying.

"We'll work hard and put it right. There will be spells when you don't win games in this league, it's as simple as that.

"It's a confident group.

"Everything is thorough, everything is broken down in training, we know when we come in on Monday where we go wrong and we work to put it right, they won't let us do anything else.

"We score goals as a team and concede as a team. The way we play, we need to be one big unit. If a couple of things go wrong within hat it breaks the system down.

"It's a big group, we need to stick together to make it effective."

Tim Spiers

By Tim Spiers

Writes about Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club for a living


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