Sheffield Wednesday boss Xisco Munoz says Sheffield Wednesday need to improve as they gear up for their season opener v Southampton on Friday.

Sheffield Wednesday’s summer so far has been a rather hectic one. The sudden exit of Darren Moore followed by the prolonged process to find his replacement, and then the Owls’ shortcomings in the transfer market has fans fearing for the 2023/24 campaign.

And speaking to Yorkshire Live ahead of Friday, Owls boss Munoz has said that some of his players need to improve.

He said:

“When you start a project it’s important you understand the process. For me, some players we need to improve and also I need to improve myself about how I can give better ideas to the players. My ideas in my head are very easy but it’s not always for the players.

“Sometimes there will be mistakes but they are learning. If not, then you repeat the mistake and repeat and it’s a problem. After that you improve. It’s important people understand at which point we’re at and at what point we want to arrive.”

In pre-season, Sheffield Wednesday have won one and drawn two of their seven games, losing the other four. Their last outing was a 2-1 defeat against Luton Town and now they have just a few days before they host Southampton at Hillsborough on Friday.

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A long road ahead…

The Championship campaign is a long one, and there’s still some time left in the transfer window too, so if Sheffield Wednesday start the season poorly then there’s no reason to panic straight away.

Having gone through a managerial change it’s inevitably going to take the Owls a bit of time to adapt. And if they bring in a horde of new players in the last few weeks of the window then it’s going to take time for those players to gel.

Southampton is a tough game to open up with too – the Saints are looking strong and they have a new manager in place as well, but they made their appointment a while earlier in the summer.

The game kicks off at 8pm on Friday evening and will be shown live on Sky Sports.