Saturday’s win over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley in Wolves’ first appearance back at the national stadium in 30 years was special for everyone involved with the club, according to Conor Coady.
The Wolves captain, who became the first player since Ally Robertson in the Sherpa Van Trophy final of 1988 to lead out the Old Gold at the home of English football, was happy to have provided supporters with a memorable occasion as Wolves fought back from a goal down to beat Spurs 3-1.
Coady has reflected on a day which will live long in the memories of everyone associated with Wolves, but admits attention for the players has already turned to the visit of Crystal Palace to Molineux on Wednesday evening.
On ‘special’ Wembley win
“For everybody involved with Wolves, it was a huge day for the whole football club, a memorable one to win at Wembley.
“It was what we wanted. We knew how good Tottenham are, but we stayed together, we stayed in our shape, we were organised and, luckily, we’ve got some good finishers up the other end of the park.
“We want to be more clinical in front of goal – at both ends – and that’s something we want to improve on, but I thought we stopped Spurs playing.
“I don’t think we played that bad first half, but you give Kane a sniff of goal and he puts it in the top corner.
“It was a bit of a killer going in to half time, but we stuck at it and knew our game plan. We wanted to have the ball, come out without any fear and try and dominate as much as possible, and I think we did that in the second half, scoring three fantastic goals.
“It was a fantastic day, a special day for everybody.”
On playing for Wolves
“It’s a huge football club, a brilliant football club, and everybody’s going in the same direction – the players, the staff and the supporters.
“We’ve come to Wembley and done our job. We’ve done it for Wolves, the people of Wolves, and we’ve enjoyed every minute of it.
“It’s a brilliant place to be, we listen to the manager every day and we’re all looking to try and improve and get better.
“We’ll look back at the game, which we really enjoyed, and then look forward to Wednesday.”
On maintaining performance levels
“This is football, we played in the Championship last year and it was a lot more than this. The Championship is week in, week out, so a lot of the boys are used to it anyway, but we’re already looking forward to Palace now.”
On aims for the season
“There hasn’t been any aims all season. We’ve not spoken anything about where we want to finish, we take it game-by-game.
“We look at Palace now, it’s as simple as that. We’re improving, we’re getting better and that’s all we can ask for from all the boys.”