“Here it’s quicker when you attack and everything is different. You have to change mentally and it’s difficult to adapt at first, but I have changed, I have done that now.”
Wolves enter the game on the back of their eighth home defeat of the Championship season after Wigan Athletic won 1-0 with a late goal on Tuesday.
Manager Paul Lambert claims a meeting with the Premier League leaders is the perfect game for his side and he is drawing on some advice from Ottmar Hitzfeld — his boss at Borussia Dortmund.
“They won’t need picking up or motivating,” said Lambert.
“I’m looking forward to it myself, the game and the atmosphere it’s going to generate.
“One of the greatest bits of advice I ever had was from Ottmar Hitzfeld. He actually sent me a nice text when we beat Liverpool so we keep in touch.
“He and Martin O’Neill were the best managers I worked under.
“Ottmar was manager of Switzerland at the time, I went to watch them train and I asked him how he handled a defeat -– he said to analyse it for 24 hours and let it go.
“Because if you don’t, it eats away at you. And you’ve got the job of picking everyone else up as well as yourself.”