Conor Coady says that while he and his Wolves teammates will continue to take one game at a time, he was delighted to allow the fans to 'dream' after the 4-0 Europa League victory over Espanyol.
Three goals from Diogo Jota and one from Ruben Neves saw Wolves defeat their Spanish opponents at Molineux on Thursday night, putting them in a strong position going into next week's second leg. While Nuno Espirito Santo's players are fully focused on the Premier League challenge posed by Norwich City on Sunday, captain Coady revelled in giving the Molineux fans plenty of reasons for European optimism.
On the atmosphere
“Every supporter needs to enjoy that, and realise how big it was for this football club. Fans are there to dream and to believe, and to look at their football club and be proud, and that's exactly what we want to make them. It was amazing - an incredible night for everybody."
“It was amazing for everyone connected with the football club. To get through to the knockout stages was a massive achievement in itself, but you could see the atmosphere building before he game. The atmosphere at Molineux’s always incredible, but you felt it last night.”
On the fans dreaming
“I listened to the manager’s interview after the game and he said dreaming’s for free for the fans and it’s important that happens because they support the club week in, week out. As players, you dream of course, but for us it’s about taking it one step at a time because we want to keep on improving.”
On Neves’ goal
“Ruben's goal was amazing. Everyone knows he's capable of doing things like that, and when you see him tee a ball up like that, the excitement in the stadium is always brilliant. He's a fantastic footballer.”
On the performance
“I thought it was a fantastic performance against a good team. We have a world-class manager who makes great decisions, and I thought when they were starting to get a foothold in the game, Leander coming on to the pitch was massive at the time. He was there to nullify that a bit, and it worked, and then the goals were amazing.”
On not looking too far ahead
“The next game for us is Norwich and we focus on the present, because that’ll decide what happens in the future. It’s important we keep the mentality because it’s worked for us and we’ve got to keep moving forward.
“Everybody’s pulling in the right direction. It makes us tough to play against and it’s what we need and what the manager has created.”