Neto | On Saints point, making an impact and muted celebrations

Goalscorer Pedro Neto was left with mixed emotions after making an impact off the bench to help Wolves earn a point against Southampton.

Although delighted to have scored the goal to get his side back in the contest at Molineux, the forward was left feeling disappointed at the final result, having felt those in gold and black had done enough to earn the victory.

On taking a point against Saints

“We did well and we tried to do our best. We are sad for the result, because we could have done better.

“In the last 15 minutes and after the goal, we were above the game, we were doing very well. I think that we can score the second one.

“We always want more. We always want to win and it’s how we play. But it is how it is, and we are sad, but already focused on the next one.”

On quick reactions for the goal

“We have to be alive throughout the game. When a partner of ours shoots, we have to be here for the rebound, to try to score and that is what happened.

“It came quickly at me and I was looking at the ball, but I had in my head that if Raul shoots, I was going into the box to get it off the rebound. It was really quick, but I was there to do the goal.

“I didn’t celebrate because last year with VAR, for me it was very bad, so when I scored the goal, the ball was just too fast, I didn’t even celebrate because I didn’t know what the decision would be.

“I was very happy with the goal, but not happy with the result.”

On his impact off the bench

“Whether I start on the bench or I start in the 11, I always want to do my best to help the team. It’s not disappointing [to not start]. We are all ready to start, but I came from the bench and did my best to help the team and I did.

“I do my job and that’s what I did. I try to help the team, I give all for the team, and I felt we had a very good game, but we deserve more.

“The three points would have been good for us, but, unfortunately, we didn’t get them. We are sad about the result, but we have to focus on the next one.”

On playing four at the back

“It’s different. At the beginning it was a little bit strange, but then with the game I think we did very well.

“For us, it was not easy because normally we play with a back five. We played from the back four, but I think that whatever formation we play, we always want to play very well, and we try to enjoy all the games that we do.”