Bakary Sako is delighted at the way he has adapted to life in England and the npower Championship with Wolves – and remains committed to doing as well as he can in every game.
The French-born winger has enjoyed an excellent first few months at Molineux, scoring seven goals and chipping in with plenty of assists, and has settled in to the way boss Ståle Solbakken wants him to play.
And in the last two fixtures in particular, the victories over Bristol City and Birmingham, he has been part of a front four including Kevin Doyle, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Björn Sigurdarson which has looked especially threatening.
“I have found it easy to adapt,” says Sako.
“In a way it has been natural but the manager and my team-mates have certainly helped me a lot.
“I am playing with confidence and enjoying my football.
“I don’t mind the physical side of the game and how quick it is – that is me.
“I am really enjoying it here and just playing game to game and doing as well as I can.
“We have got a very dangerous attack at the moment.
“When we link together and attack the opposition we can be a threat as a team and we have to keep that going.”
Sako played a key role in Wolves’ latest victory against Blues, setting up Marlon King’s own goal with a wicked free kick in the first half and then playing a major role in a superb attacking display – albeit without a goal! – in the second.
He is well aware of the value of set pieces, particularly in this division.
“We did a very good second half against Birmingham and we didn’t drop off our performance like we have in other games,” he added.
“We continued to pressurise and push forward and I think that’s why we went on to win the game even if we didn’t get another goal.
“It was very important to win at home again and to follow up the win at Bristol City.
“We need a lot of points to get up the table.”
On the goal he added: “I thought if I shoot with a lot of pace it would give our players a chance to get a touch on it or even one of theirs as it turned out.
“I think we can do well at set pieces which are vital.
“It is very important to have a good delivery from free kicks and corners because you can get goals from set pieces.”
Next up for Sako and Wolves is Saturday’s tough trip to Middlesbrough, who were edged out 1-0 in a tight Capital One Cup quarter final away at Swansea last night.
“It was be another very difficult game but that won’t stop us going there trying to play our game and trying to get some points,” he added.
“We need to keep this run going after two wins in a row.”