What Wolves midfielder Mario Lemina said to his teammate ahead of Carabao Cup match against Ipswich Town

Wolves midfielder Mario Lemina believes his team ‘must to win’ tonight’s Carabao Cup third round match against Ipswich Town at Portman Road.

The Premier League club has struggled in the league thus far this season, winning just one of their first six games and currently sitting 16th in the rankings.

They are coming off a 1-1 draw with Luton Town on Saturday, which was Luton’s first point of the season and included a contentious Hatters’ penalty.

However, Gary O’Neil’s side, who face Manchester City on Saturday, thrashed Blackpool 5-0 in the last round of the FA Cup.

And midfielder Lemina said tonight’s clash in Suffolk (7.45pm) is a key one for the club.

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“We need to think about the game in the cup at Ipswich because it’s important and we need to win,” he told the Wolves website.

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“Then after that we will think about the game on Saturday. We all know about Man City and we will have to work hard.”

Of Wolves’ struggles so far, he added: “It’s really hard to say. We’re trying to work really hard in training to get the chemistry that we need to be the team we need to be.

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“We’re struggling a bit at the minute but I’m still confident that we are going to go on and be that team.”

Boss O’Neil added: “I’ll make some changes on Tuesday, but I’m desperate to beat Ipswich.”



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