Jota pleased to get back to winning ways

Goalscoring hero Diogo Jota has admitted that although he has enjoyed scoring five goals in two games for Wolves, what is most important is helping the side get back to winning ways.

Wolves were without a win in their previous three going into Thursday’s Europa League clash before Jota netted his second European hat-trick in succession, with the Portuguese playing a starring role in Sunday’s 3-0 win over Norwich City by snatching a brace.

On a good week for the forward

“It was very important, and tough as well to compete. After a few games without a win, it was very important to get back to winning, and today was a good day for us.

“In the Europa League we gave good answers because of the time that we had to rest, but at the same time it was very important for us to get back to victories in the Premier League because we need to keep adding points to the table.

“We know how hard it is in this competition and we need to keep growing.”

On five goals in four days

“I think I’ve done that before, not since I’ve been a professional, but I did it in the youth academy. Once I played two games in two days so was able to score five in two days.

“I don’t care too much about the goal stats, I always try to help the team home or away, but of course it’s always important to score, especially at Molineux in front of our fans supporting us, but most important was helping the team and the win.”

On VAR checks affecting celebrations

“To be honest, it requires time because it’s not just difficult for the referees or the fans, but for the players as well.

“When we score, we are afraid to celebrate, as we need to wait for the confirmation, otherwise it will be an even worse feeling after you celebrate a goal and then it’s disallowed, so we need to be extra careful.”

On aims for the season

“We know how difficult the Premier League is and we want points, so will keep fighting for them.

“We don’t think about league positions, all we think about is getting points game by game. We have Europa League matches as well, so we just think game by game.

“Now we have the Europa League and after we think about the Premier League.”