Conor Coady believes the unity between players, staff and supporters had been integral to Wolves’ success in recent weeks.
The men in old gold won three matches in nine days going into the international break, including eye-catching victories at Besiktas and Manchester City. The supporters made themselves heard in a hostile environment in Turkey, before returning home and heading to Manchester, where Wolves humbled the Premier League champions. Determined to savour these experiences, Coady was keen to praise the contribution of the travelling support in what was a “massive week”.
On the amazing support
“The best thing about this football club is the fact that everybody is one. I think about it all the time, the way everybody moves forward as one. You saw it in Besiktas on Thursday night, the effort everybody put in, supporters to come and support us, players on the pitch that night.
“To go and do it again at City, to travel in their 1000s, you saw how much it means to them, this football club. This football club’s huge to Wolverhampton, the city and the club as well, so I can’t say thank you enough to them because they’ve been absolutely fantastic.
“We need them to keep on going, like ourselves, and we all need to keep pushing in the right direction.”
On an unforgettable week
“We won’t forget it. It was an amazing week for this football club, we beat Watford, went to Besiktas and put the effort in with such a small squad, and then went to the home of the champions and put in a brilliant performance.
“It was massive for us because a lot of people spoke, saying how we started slow, but we were learning. A lot of players haven’t played in the Europa League before, we’ve had an awful lot of games, and the most important thing was we were listening to the manager after every game and learning. We’ve got a break, which we need, but we’ll move on as soon as possible.”
On trusting the manager
“We have full trust in our manager in terms of what he does. We’ve had full trust in him for three years, he’s an amazing manager, he really is, in terms of his ideas, how he wants to play and the different changes he makes.
“Whatever we does, we trust him fully. The boys know their roles when they’re coming on, they know the system well. The way everybody pulls in the same direction, I think that’s the most important thing, the way we stick together.”
On the international break
“We’ve had a lot of games. The boys know we’ve got to rest and recuperate because we’ve got another cycle of games coming up after the international break, so, we’ll do it right, we’ll do it properly and make sure we’re ready come the next game after the international break.”