Saiss reveals added motivation this term

Romain Saiss was happy to contribute to Wolves' winning start in a season he hopes will result in a return to European football.

The Moroccan headed home his first goal of the season at Bramall Lane and added to a lead Wolves never looked like relinquishing, as they settled quickly back into Premier League life. After feeling disappointed with how the previous campaign ended, Saiss is now using it as motivation to achieve great things this time around, in a bid to be back competing on a European level.

On his first goal of the season

“I’m happy, of course, because it’s not normal for me to score goals. I think I could score probably two, or three, but one is good as it helped the team. It was an important goal, just after the first one.

“Then after, we were able to manage the game like we did it. I think we had many opportunities to score maybe three or four goals, so it’s important to work in this way to kill the game.

“But for the first game, it was a great game.”

On bouncing back from season end

“I think we were just a little bit disappointed about last season because we got more points, but we didn’t get the Europa League.

“So, it was sad, because we worked a lot over a long season and didn’t get what we wanted.

“But we are going to work again this season to improve in terms of points and, hopefully, in terms of places in the table.

“It’s a good start, and now we’ll take it game by game and try to improve week after week.”

On a hunger to return to Europe

“Even starting in the qualifiers in Northern Ireland, Armenia and Italy. It was fantastic, so we want to go back to the Europa League football as we know the feeling of that competition.

“We want to go back, of course, so we will do everything to finish as high as possible in the table.

“I think we’re confident. We have to stay humble also, but we have everything to achieve something good in this league.”