Wolves manager Bruno Large feels his side can thrive after their first Premier League win of the season.

Daniel Podens’ scathing finish in stoppage time was enough to lift Wolves from the bottom three with a 1-0 win over Southampton at Molineux.

He became the top hitter for the first time in 13 games since April 2 of last season.

Lage says:

“The points give us confidence and to be honest it’s also from the fans. From the first moment they were there. They were singing ‘Bruno Lage-ball.’

“I think they are happy with a good performance and they have to be happy with the result.

“What I want is for the players to play the game with confidence because we didn’t get off to a good start. Yes, I have time to do well in competitions.”

Both Rayan Ait Nouri and Pedro Neto squandered first-half scoring chances for Wolves, with a superb cross from Mateus Nunes and a mis-hit finish from Podence to cross the line.

Reiji added:

“The second half was a little more balanced.

“But I think we had everything under control. They had scoring chances too, but a good performance and the first three points deserved this win.”

The Portuguese has confirmed that recent signing Sasa Karadžić made a quiet debut but withdrew at half-time due to a minor knock.

Reiji said Karadžić and fellow striker Raul Jimenez, who is resting due to fatigue, will likely be in action at Liverpool next Saturday.

Southampton spent most of the second half on the front foot and created several chances.

Che Adams ruled out a header attempt after he stabbed substitute Stuart Armstrong’s cross into the bar after referee John Brooks indicated the ball had hit him in the arm.

Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttle said: This is one of the most painful ones for him, as every chance he gets in the second half must be a goal.

“Che (Adams) knows this, but he did a great job for the team. Seeing a ball like that go into the net[and]not the goal is really frustrating.”

Hasenhuttl used all five substitutes to give Samuel Edsey and Ainsley Maitland-Niles their club debuts off the bench.

He added: They come in and are not afraid.

“We tried to spin the wheels to create chances in the second half. We went all in with the young guys.”

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