Back fit, with his future tied up, Jonny is looking to make up for lost time, with the full backing of the whole pack behind him.
The Spaniard spent six months on the treatment table and in the gym, recovering from a serious knee injury, but had the assistance of the club’s supporters each step of the way, which was massively appreciated. Jonny returned to the pitch against Leicester City earlier this month and enjoyed his first victory back at Southampton last weekend, and is now enjoying a new lease of life in old gold.
On a positive few weeks
“I’m very happy to renew my contract with Wolves. We managed to get three points and now get ready for Friday’s match. Coming from bad times, it really helps to get seven out of the nine points – we are really looking forward to growing as a team.”
On feeling the support during the injury
“At first, of course, I felt bad as it was something so difficult. But I had the support of family, fans, colleagues and the medical team, and the recovery went so fast, my only thoughts all the time were about getting better and recovering, and I’m getting there.
“I really want to thank them [the supporters] because, having had the injury, I’ve received so many positive messages and that definitely helped a lot. Over these six months off the field, I’ve received a lot of support which I really appreciate.
“Hopefully we’ll see them again very soon at Molineux when everything goes back to normal, but still we receive all their support every match and every day.”
On getting himself back fit
“Bit by bit, doing everything I was being told by the medical team. They were really long days, but it was worth it. I took the time to learn about the injury, more about football and generally grow as a footballer.
“Going back [to the pitch], whether it was against Leicester or anyone else, it just felt different. It was very strange, a weird sensation, going back and playing without the fans being there, but I am really happy to be back and help the team.”
On his new contract
“From the moment I arrived it felt like home. The teammates, the medical staff, the team and the fans. I’m really happy here and my family is also very happy, and that’s what I look for. I’m at an amazing club and want to keep improving with Wolves and achieving bigger things.”
On Nuno hitting 100 Premier League matches
“I think not only to me, from the moment he arrived, Nuno did a great job with the team. I think he is doing a great job and those 100 games are well deserved and hopefully he’ll make a lot more because everyone is very happy with him, and also him with us. Everybody is important in this family, in this pack.”
On facing Leeds at Molineux
“It’s a tough team. Even though it’s a team with ups and downs this season, they were just promoted. They play really good with the ball and press a lot without it. It’ll be tough. Hopefully we’ll be able to play our game and try to get the victory.”