Wolves 0 Leeds United 1: Wolves boss Zenga remains upbeat despite defeat

Wolves manager Walter Zenga.
Wolves manager Walter Zenga.
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Despite a fourth defeat in five games against Leeds United on Saturday, Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Walter Zenga refused to be too downcast.

Leeds sealed their 1-0 success thanks to Kemar Roofe-inspired Silvio own goal.

Zenga said: “It is a little frustration with the situation. I think the team created and played well and tried to do the positive things.

“The negative point should be if the team doesn’t play and doesn’t create anything.

“The team played well and created chances. We have to convert these chances into goals.

“We have to continue to work hard, don’t think everything is negative because the only negative is the result.

“We had an important meeting after the game, only me and the players, and I am sure 100 per cent that things are going to change.

“Sometimes it is important that you are talking not between coach and player but between man and man and the response was important.

“With all the chances that we created and the style that we played I don’t think anyone can blame us.”

Wolves’ frustrations were summed up in stoppage time when Helder Costa blazed over the bar.

Zenga added: “How can I blame Helder? He is running like a horse for 90 minutes. He is the best player on the pitch. He has received 100 fouls.”

Wolves will be hoping to turn at least some of ‘all those chances’ into goals when they travel to third-bottom Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

Kalvin Phillips celebrates scoring Leeds' second goal of the game Picture by Simon Hulme

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