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No repeat - JJ

Posted on 17 September 2010  - 12:00

Jermaine Jenas is determined to avoid a repeat of the last time we stepped back into Premier League action after midweek Champions League exploits.

No repeat - JJ

Jermaine Jenas is determined to avoid a repeat of the last time we stepped back into Premier League action after midweek Champions League exploits.

We endured a disappointing defeat here against Wigan Athletic in our first match after our outing against BSC Young Boys in the play off, second leg of Europe's elite competition, in which we booked our place for the group stages with a 4-0 win.

JJ admits the performance against the Latics wasn't up to our usual standard, but is confident we won't make the same mistake again when we face Wolves at the Lane on Saturday.

"The Wigan game was definitely a disappointment," he said. "After beating Stoke and qualifying for the Champions League proper, we wanted to end that week on a high but unfortunately that didn't happen.

"We didn't perform to our best that day, perhaps we were a bit tired after the week we'd had but that's something we are going to have to deal with this season. I'm sure we'll be ready for Wolves this time around though.

"Wolves have done so well to stay in the division and will be looking to consolidate their place even more this year," the midfielder continued.

"They don't look like they'll be involved in any relegation fight again, so they can almost play without any pressure and will come into the game with that mentality.

"Of course Mick McCarthy will have them fired up and well prepared, we just have to make sure we're ready fo the fight."

Although it's still early days in the Premier League season, only Chelsea and Arsenal can boast a points tally in double figures after just four games.

With most teams having already dropped unexpected points, the table is very tight but Jermaine feels we need a victory over Wolves to start our climb up the division.

"There have been some strange results. Manchester City were beaten by Sunderland, Liverpool have dropped points and Villa lost the other day. All the teams that we are competing with for fourth place again have slipped up, so we haven't fallen behind too much.

"But of course we want to get back to winning ways in the league and I think if we play to our potential we have a great chance this weekend."

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