Solskjaer: The boys have been energised
Forget about fixture congestion! Ole says the Reds are raring to go, after a morale-boosting win at the weekend...
Wolverhampton Wanderers, how do you go about beating them? “We've played them so many times now, so of course we're going to be facing a team that know more or less everything about us and we know more or less everything about them. We've got them in a couple of weeks again in the league. We know we played a decent first half, the last time we played them, and then the second half was a bit disappointing. We're at home. We want to make sure that we go through. I'm sure Nuno wants to go through as well, because this tournament is one that we all dream about winning when we were young. I've loved my time in the finals and lifting a trophy, so we want to go through.” You said after that first game that your team was a little bit tired. This will be your third game in a little more than a week since then, so how do you re-energise your team? “You know results do give you energy. For me, I'm fine. I only have to see you before the game and after the game, so I do six press conferences every week when we've got all these games. Just counting I think it's our 14th game in 45 days. We've still got five or six games before the winter break, so it's relentless. It's 18 games in less than 60 days for the players, which is physically demanding and mentally demanding, so we've just got to make sure we energise them. One good result, like Norwich, I think they all felt good about that one. When you've got some bad results we need to mentally work with them to use it as a motivation. We need to keep working and improving. So, just keep the rhythm. I remember I didn't play all these games, but when I was playing I felt that us as a team, we improved when we got the rhythm of the match, rest, match, rest, match, rest. The physical thing I never got, because I never played, but there were players like Roy, Scholesey, Gary, Gigssy, they played all of them and they only seemed to improve, so that's what we've got to get to as well.”