We can break Blues run - Hahnemann

06 February 2010 01:07
Wolves, who are without a Premier League victory since beating Burnley on December 20, badly need a win to boost their battle against relegation.[LNB]But getting that win at Birmingham promises to be a tough task.[LNB]Birmingham are unbeaten in their last nine home games having not lost in front of their own fans since their 2-1 defeat against Bolton on September 26.[LNB]Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United have all failed to win at St Andrew's this season but Hahnemann thinks Wolves could be the team to break Birmingham's run.[LNB]Hahnemann, who returns to the side after being rested for the humiliating 3-1 FA Cup defeat at Crystal Palace on Tuesday, said: "Birmingham are a fair number of games unbeaten at home.[LNB]"But the longer those things go the more it is a challenge for someone[LNB]to break it. So why not us?[LNB]"They've been playing well but if we play as we can we've got a chance[LNB]of being the team to end that streak."[LNB]As well as needing a win, Wolves are also out for revenge after being beaten 1-0 by Birmingham following a poor performance at Molineux in November.[LNB]With the memory of events at Palace also needing to be erased, Wolves are not short of motivating factors.[LNB]Hahnemann added: "Against Birmingham last time we had a bad first three minutes, conceded a goal and never recovered.[LNB]"The local derby atmosphere always makes it interesting and the more the crowd are involved the better the game is."[LNB]Hahnemann does not expect there to be a hangover from the Palace debacle and he is convinced Wolves have a squad capable of staying in the top-flight.[LNB]He said: "It's good that the bad performance came in the cup because we can now concentrate all our attention on the league which ultimately is the main thing that matters.[LNB]"The games are so vital now and while it would have been nice to have had a cup run it does sometimes cause problems by adding to the fixture list.[LNB]"It's different for me because I've almost been trained never to be too interested in the cup.[LNB]"The whole time I was at Reading when we were in the Premier League I don't think I played in the cup and it's been the same here.[LNB]"The cup is great particularly for teams from the lower leagues when they get one of the big boys and make some money from it.[LNB]"But when you get to the Premier League you realise how important it is to stay there and sometimes the extra games from the cup don't help.[LNB]"We know exactly what we've got left now - 15 games - and what we need to do to stay up.[LNB]"We've got unbelievable players here and a decent-sized squad.[LNB]"We have a settled squad and we know what we've got to do between now and the end of the season."[LNB]Like most people this season, Hahnemann has been impressed with the way Birmingham have been playing after being promoted along with Wolves in May.[LNB]"Birmingham are playing really well and are a good side," said Hahnemann.[LNB]"They've got some quality players who have gelled together really well."[LNB][LNB] Birmingham 4/5, Draw 12/5, Wolves 4/1  

Source: Team_Talk