Jon Dadi Bodvarsson talks post game celebrations and settling in!
Jon Dadi Bodvarsson highlighted the scenes shared between Wolves players and fans during Saturday’s derby win at Birmingham City, as: “what you want to achieve in your career.”
Bodvarsson notched the final goal in Saturday’s 3-1 win, and then orchestrated a post-match Icelandic Viking Clap – complete with team-mates – in front of an ecstatic 2,800 away following.
“The scenes at the end were unbelievable – this is football and what you want to have in your career,” he said.
“Playing in front of the fans with that passion and togetherness is wonderful.
“I heard the fans clapping like this and after the Rotherham game Walter told me to go and do it.
“After that it has become a bit of a habit.
“On Saturday I wanted the whole team to do it because we played really well as a team.”
On the game itself, the Icelandic frontman said Wolves always felt they were in contention, even when going behind in the first half.
“We talked at half time about still being in the game and that we had to take our chances,” he said.
“Fortunately that is what we did in the second half.
“Joe (Mason) has to take big credit – his goal got us on a roll and after that our confidence got even higher.
“From there we took our chances and looked very dangerous.
“I am here to score goals and I understand the gaffer wants me to be more central as much as possible.
“Being in the box is where you get the goals and that is where you need to be.”
Bodvarsson says he has not been surprised by the demands and rigours of the Sky Bet Championship, but that everyone has settled quickly into the new regime at Molineux.
And he believes the action he enjoyed with Iceland in the summer’s European Championships was good preparation.
“The Championship is exactly how I expected it,” he said.
“It’s a a really physical league, and a tight programme with two games every week, so it hasn’t surprised me.
“We try to be professional with our recovery and get our body and our mind prepared for the next game.
“What the Euros did is showed me how much I can do at a high level.
“It showed me where I stand so I was well prepared for the Championship which is a physically tough league.
“I am happy and I am getting well into things here and have to compliment my team mates by welcoming me with open arms.
“There are a lot of new players here and new tactics and coaches.
“Often it can be tough to start like that in a short period but we are blending really quickly.
“That builds our confidence and hopefully we can be consistent with that and if we do then we can have a positive season.”
The scenes at the end were unbelievable – this is football and what you want to have in your career.