Bakary Sako was playing on his playstation as transfer deadline neared on Monday night – and admits he remains committed to help Wolves climb back up the leagues.
The club confirmed several bids came in for Sako ahead of Monday night’s deadline, and Head Coach Kenny Jackett said the winger was taken out of the squad for Saturday’s win at Port Vale due to not being in the right frame of mind.
But he had also assured Jackett he remained committed to the club should any deal not go through, and proved that with an energetic display – and goal – in Tuesday’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy win against Walsall.
Held in high regard at Molineux in particular for his bubbly character, Sako admits he wasn’t taking too much interest in outside events as the deadline neared!
“I was playing on the playstation on Monday night and I turned my phone onto silent,” he said.
“It was difficult, but I was with my family and they support me.
“It was hard because when I came over to England, I wanted to play in the Premier League, but I am here and I want to help Wolves get there – that is my dream.
“We’re two years away from that, which sounds like a long time, but it’s only a short time in football. I have no regrets at all.
“I’m very happy to stay, I’m here to do my best for the team and to try and get us promoted.”
Sako has also revealed that illness may well have affected his participation on Saturday irrespective of the speculation, but that he was keen to get back out there at Molineux on Tuesday night to show what he can do.
He has also thanked fans for their continuing support in the wake of them quickly getting behind him in the game with Walsall.
“I told the gaffer I wanted to play on Tuesday – I wanted to show people that I am still a Wolves player and that I am happy to be here,” he added.
“The fans here always support me and I am very grateful for that.
“That’s the reason why I want to do well for them – I just want to say thank you to them.
“I’m fully focused on helping Wolves to win promotion and I am going to work hard to make it happen, as I always do."