Beating Manchester United at Molineux just over a fortnight ago has given the side a confidence boost ahead of Tuesday evening’s clash between the two sides, Jonny Otto has said.
Wolves progressed to Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Watford at Wembley after a 2-1 victory over United just 16 days ago but focus for Jonny and his fellow players will be firmly on the Red Devils’ return to Molineux in the Premier League tomorrow evening.
On United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
“We know that it will be different, since every game is different. But we do know that we can win again.
“Especially at home in front of our own support, we feel comfortable and motivated by them and I think that’s the most important thing; being all together. These games at home are what have allowed us to be where we are in the league and the cup.
“Solskjaer’s had a great season since taking over, and becoming permanent manager is deserved. With the way they’ve improved since his arrival, it’s deserved and a great bit of news for Manchester United.”
On FA Cup quarter-final win
“Winning is always important, whether it’s against United or whoever else. The important thing is to win and advance in the competition. It’s very important for us, as is to do it in front of our people.
“Ultimately, beating Manchester United gave us a bit more morale for the rest of the season to keep pushing on, because I think we’re doing very well to finish what’s been a great season.”
On reaching Sunday’s semi-final at Wembley
“I think that it will be nice for us. We already played there once against Tottenham, but this time we’ll play in front of a stadium half-full of Wolves fans, who really know how to get us going.
“It’s a really nice stadium and although we’ll definitely miss the fans that won’t be able to go, I think all the fans that do go will really get behind us and support us.
“At the beginning of the season we didn’t imagine this, but the important thing is to be here, continue working to show why we’re here and hopefully we can press on into the final.”
On his own performances at Wolves
“The most important thing is the team. They had a great campaign last season and in the summer they strengthened the side and is now a team that has done very important things for the future.
“I feel very happy to belong to Wolves, to have got a lot of minutes to help the team and I just want to keep training, keep improving and to continue to be a part of this family.
“I’m happy. I’m getting a lot of minutes. What’s important is the team and I need to continue upwards and work hard to keep on playing.”