Merlin Issues Battle cry

09 February 2010 09:21
Wolves gaffer has issued a battle cry ahead of the games against Tottenham Hotspur, Bolton Wanderers and Manchester United Speaking on Tuesday McCarthy said "It is irrelevant what anyone else does and we were never going to stay up on 21 points. We are going to have to get near to 40 points. I don't think you will need 40 to stay up but we certainly need another 16, 17, or 18 points.  But we are capable of doing it and that is what gives me the confidence." "After the Birmingham game it was the worst I have felt in a long time. But you get better at dealing with that as you get older and I have to go round lifting other people. We are all hurting but we have got another game to plan for and we have made sure the players won't take that into this game. What we want to do is to take the performance against Birmingham into the game, not the result." "We did play well. We just need to be more clinical. We could have managed the game better. When we were winning 1-0 we could have kept the ball better rather than keep charging forward. But you only learn about the Premier League by playing in it." On the game against Tottenham he added "Arguably they are a top-four side. They will not have enjoyed being beaten by us, that's for sure. I guess revenge would be sweet for them. They are a talented team and they have more of a steely edge to them now with Harry Redknapp in charge. "They play lovely football and that competitive edge makes them a very good side. Everyone can see what a threat they have in attack with Peter Couch and Jermain Defoe. We will have to play at our optimum to beat them like we were when we beat them down there. Our players left nothing on the pitch and it will have to be the same this time. We will be the underdogs and punching above our weight and that inspires you as well."   Follow WOLVESMAD on Twiiter click here


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