Morgan Gibbs-White said he had goose bumps when hearing his name being chanted by the Wolves fans during his acclaimed appearance against Tottenham.
As well as being cheered on by the Molineux faithful on Saturday night, the 18-year-old also received plaudits from the media following his 30-minute cameo. But the Wolves Academy graduate said although he enjoyed hearing the praise, he’s got to keep himself humble.
“I feel like I added a little bit to the game which I felt the boys needed,” Gibbs-White said. “It gave them a bit of spirit to keep going and try and get an equaliser and try and win the game, but unfortunately we couldn’t.
“When you’re on the pitch the crowd is like white noise until you hear your name get mentioned, then it makes you enjoy it more. It gives you goose bumps because you know that you’re actually here – the fans are singing my name and I’m actually living my dream I had as a kid.
“It’s an honour to put on a Wolves shirt and work for a talented and motivated manager in Nuno. Not only does he help you individually, he helps you as a team and brings us all together and we’ll need that going into the game at the weekend.”
Wolves will be aiming to bring a run of three defeats to an end on Sunday as they head to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal, but Gibbs-White felt the side were unlucky not to have halted their winless run against Spurs.
“The mood in the team is still good. It’s not as if we performed badly against Tottenham, we could have got more from the game. The gaffer has still got confidence in us and he’s still motivating us to go again on Sunday.
“We started the game off really well, but when Tottenham scored we got a bit of disbelief. It was frustrating when we got the disallowed goal – we felt it was unfair and it gets you down, but we had the motivation to get back up, and we’ll go again and try to get a win away at Arsenal.”
He added: “I loved watching Arsenal when I was a kid, and City are another team that are beautiful to watch, it's a dream to come up against these sorts of teams, which will only help us get better.
“Arsenal have been very good, so we know it’s going to be a tough game going to the Emirates, but the boys know we’ve got to keep doing what we’ve been doing.
“We have to have that sort of mindset because you can go into a game scared about the opponent or you can be complacent, so we have to have the mentality that we’re going to play this way. The manager wants us to play this way and if things aren’t working we’ll stick at it and finally get our reward.”