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Coady embracing Europa League challenge

Conor Coady insists Europa League football is bringing excitement to the group, as he prepares to lead Wolves out against Torino on Thursday.

Wolves head into the Play-Off second leg with a 3-2 advantage and three away goals to their name but know from the first leg the tough opposition Torino will provide. After Wolves extended their unbeaten start to the season to eight matches in all competitions on Sunday, Coady immediately turned his attention to Thursday’s challenge and knows how important the match is for the football.

On the unbeaten start

“It's a real tough start but I think we've done really well, I'll be totally honest. The Premier League is as tough as it gets but to add the Europa League as well, which has been fantastic for us, has been tough.

“It's an unbeaten start, if you're not going to win you don't want to get beat. It's been a tough start to the season, people have got to remember we've played eight games.

“We've taken it head on, we've embraced it and we've got a huge game on Thursday.”

On the week ahead

“It's amazing. We wanted to win on Sunday but when you go 1-0 down – and it was a great strike from the lad up top – it's important not to lose and we didn't do that.

“We're looking forward to Thursday, it's a fantastic game for us and we're at half-time so we need to make sure we recover right and get ready for that.”

On quick recovery

“A few lads who've played in consecutive games, you do quite a lot of recovering. You've got to prepare yourself right because the games come thick and fast.

“We listen to the manager on a daily basis. He still talks us through things when we're doing recovery sessions to get us ready.”

On remaining fresh

“We had a big game on Thursday and there's no hiding from that, but we were ready come Sunday. It was a tough game, it wasn't as if we were playing against nobody, we have a tough opponent in front of us who played really well and knew what their strengths and weaknesses were.

“We were creating chances, we hit the post, Raul pulled one back and no one was there, little things like that. We dug in and the penalty was a great finish.”

 

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