Coady reflects on Wolves' Rams Raid
Conor Coady believes Wolves fully deserved their win against a “top team” on Derby after a disappointing run which had “not been good enough.”
The powerful midfielder was on top form in the Molineux engine room as he, Kevin McDonald and two-goal George Saville played key roles in the 2-1 victory which brought an end to an seven-game winless run.
And Coady just edged out Saville in the fans’ Twitter vote to secure the Man of the Match accolade.
“It was massive for us,” Coady says of the result.
“We were under a bit of pressure going into the game having not won for a while and we knew what we had to do.
“We executed the plan we needed to do and it was a fantastic team performance from the lads.
“We worked hard and closed down and Sav scored a couple of really good goals.
“We needed to keep the ball better as a team today and we did that and we closed the ball down – probably the best we have done all season – because we know how good Derby are.
“Sav took his goals brilliantly and they were well deserved.
“We know Derby are a very good team and they like to play football but they also take a chance and we thought we could nick the ball away from them.
“I thought we were better than them and we played really well.”
Coady is hoping Wolves can use the performance and result as a springboard for an improved run as they head into the last dozen games of the season, starting at Middlesbrough on Friday night (7.45pm).
“We can really build on this now,” he added.
“We know we have got good players in the squad and we know we can score goals.
“The last few weeks have been really down for us and it hadn’t been good enough from us as a club.
“We really bounced back and against a top, top team as well.
“When Derby come to town you know you are in for a tough game and they have spent a lot of money as well so to win has to give us confidence.
“We need to take that forward now and hopefully keep on winning and keep on progressing.
“We need to go to Middlesbrough and do exactly what we did against Derby – press when we can and hopefully come up with a goal or two.”
And on his own performance, Coady added: “I want to help the team as much as possible, I want to close people down and get in the thick of things.
“Hopefully I can keep on doing that, keep on enjoying my football and we can keep on winning like we did on Saturday.”
The last few weeks have been really down for us and it hadn’t been good enough from us as a club