Harry Redknapp underlined the tough nature of this season’s Premier League before insisting: “We’ve got to get a good result at Wolves.”
Wolves are a perfect example of why the manager says ‘there are no easy games in the Premier League’.
In the bottom three for much of the campaign, Mick McCarthy’s men have still overcome Manchester United – United’s first defeat in the Premier League since April, 2010 – City and Chelsea at Molineux.
Another big home win last weekend – a 4-0 thrashing of Blackpool – lifted them out of the relegation zone but they dropped back into the bottom three when West Brom picked up a point at Stoke on Monday.
Their problem certainly lies away from Molineux where they’ve won just once in 14 matches but at home, they are as tough a prospect as any team.
“They are a very good side and I’ve said that all season,” said Harry. “They are a well-run club with a top-class manager and Mick gets everything out of his players week-in, week-out.
“We had a tough couple of games against them last season when they did the double over us and we were quite fortunate at home this season, we were 1-0 down late in the game but ended up winning 3-1.
“There are no easy games in the Premier League. It’s so difficult to predict results and that’s showed again this season. Who would have thought Birmingham would beat Arsenal last week?
“The Premier League is full of difficult teams to beat. After Wolves it’s West Ham and I thought they were really impressive when they beat Liverpool last week. That’s another tough game.
“We have to make sure we finish in that top four. That’s our priority, so we have to look to get a good result on Sunday.
“We’re in great shape, we’re fighting to be in the top four again, fighting to be in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Who’d have expected that a couple of years ago? It’s great for the club, a fantastic achievement.”