NSW PREMIER LEAGUE FOOTBALL
New Wolves coach Nahuel Arrarte knows he has been "thrown in the deep end" for his first assignment in charge of South Coast.
The Wolves take on undefeated ladder leaders Blacktown Spartans at WIN Stadium on Sunday and have been set the unenviable task of stopping an attack which has amassed 22 goals in just six regular season games.
"It is one of those things where you have been thrown in the deep end, but is a great challenge for the boys as well," Arrarte said.
"Having played and been down in teams who are struggling, you are always up for it and if you are not up for games like this then questions have to be asked.
"I believe in what I have seen and what I know of the players and there is no reason why we can't go in there and put up a really good fight."
After watching the Wolves for the first time in their 6-0 defeat of Hurstville on Wednesday night in the Waratah Cup, Arrarte believes there is nothing to stop his side from giving the title contenders a run for their money.
"I am looking forward to the weekend. It is obviously going to give me a better picture of the squad but at the same time we want to win three points," Arrarte said.
"The club is working hard trying to get the crowds and get people back to WIN Stadium, which is the best stadium in the league, so there is no reason why we can't be up for it."
Arrarte has had limited opportunity to influence the way the Wolves play football since taking control on Thursday.
But the former midfielder does have a vision for how he would like his new club to play the game.
"I like to play a good attacking game of football. I like a good passing game with effective possession. But at the same time I am aware that a lot of time, especially the way the club is at the moment, it is about results," Arrarte said.
"We will do whatever it takes to get those results over the next couple of weeks as well as implementing and building around the philosophy of what we are trying to do.
"At the end of the day, it is important to get the confidence up first and getting the players understanding."