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GAFFER | An Excellent Performance


18:00 18th March 2017

Lambert's thoughts on impressive win

    Paul Lambert was delighted with another impressive all-round Wolves performance as they came away from Craven Cottage with a 3-1 victory against play-off chasing Fulham.


In an entertaining and attacking game Wolves scored wither side of half time through Ivan Cavaleiro and Andi Weimann, and, after Denis Odoi’s deflected effort narrowed the advantage, Dave Edwards popped up with a third goal after more good work from the irrepressible Helder Costa.


That made it three wins in a week for Wolves, two of them away from home in London, results which the Head Coach felt would always come if the team could start making the most of their good spells.


“I thought we were terrific on Tuesday and, today, I think we surpassed that,” said Lambert.


“I thought we were excellent from start to finish, I thought the gameplan worked really, really well and I’m delighted with the win.


“The front lads were excellent and we were clinical.


“I thought we looked a threat with Weimann, Marshall, Costa and Cavaleiro.


“That’s the reason I went with them because the four of them are quick.


“They’re very good at getting around to press.


“I gave them the message that the four of them had the freedom of the attacking third.


“When you’ve got talented front lads then you’ve got to give them the freedom to go and play.


“I’ve never been one to curtail anyone to make things happen. The hardest part of the game is making things happen.


“All credit to them, they were fantastic with the ball and without the ball.


“But I’ve got to say it was the whole team, it’s not just that group, the whole group were fantastic.


“They love playing on the front foot, which is something I’ve always tried to do since I came to this club.


“Even against Liverpool, Stoke and Chelsea, I’ve never once said sit back and wait.


“One thing I do say is that, if a team’s really good in possession, then make sure you get a good block on them and let them go wide.


“They carried the instruction out to a tee and, defensively, all of them looked excellent.


“The whole back four defended really well, and Carl is at the top of his game at the moment and made a big save in a big moment when it was 2-1.”


Wolves recent good run of ten points from the last four games came after a difficult spell of six successive defeats.


Lambert admits he is never one to get too carried away during good times or bad, but is confident that there is plenty of potential at Wolves going forward.


“There is all the usual stuff when you come into a club,” he said.


“We had an upward spiral and some great results and then had a dip.


“But I never once didn’t believe in what we were doing and I don’t think the lads ever lost their confidence.


“All we needed to do was finish off our good work with goals because we had been dominating spells of games.


“I knew if we carried on doing what we were doing it would come good, and all of a sudden it is clicking again.


“As I’ve said before, I never get too high when we win, or too low when we lose.


“We’ve got the international break now, which I think comes at a good time because of all the games we have had.


“We have had some really hard games, so this will give us a chance to come back strongly for the final games of the season.


“And then it is important for the club to build again in the summer.


“Wolves has got a really good infrastructure, with great supporters, and with a little bit of help with some new players, and some momentum from this season, there is a really big chance we can do something next time.


“It is up to us to drive it on.”


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