Saiss | 'I’m always happy to score goals'

Romain Saiss believes the timing of his and Wolves’ goal at Brighton & Hove Albion was crucial to the victory on Wednesday evening.

The Moroccan latched on to a brilliant Ruben Neves pass and executed a brilliant finish with his right foot, and that moment of quality was enough for the points. It also meant spaces appeared on the break for Wolves after half-time, when Saiss and his team mates kept Albion at bay fairly comfortably to see out the victory.

On getting back to winning ways

“It was important after the last game. Unfortunately, we did well, but didn’t get the point we wanted. It was important to win Wednesday and we have another tough game on Sunday.

“We are happy with the performance, but it was not easy because Brighton are a good team, so we are happy, but now let’s recover for the next game.”

On getting his goal

“I’m always happy to score goals. I was close to scoring a second as well, it’s something I try to improve on, every season I get a lot of chances, so I try to improve and tonight I’m happy to score again in this stadium. Let’s go and why not another one on Sunday?

“I know him very well now, for a lot of years, so it was a fantastic pass from a fantastic player, but I think I deserve some credit for the finish with my right foot. I never use my right foot, which is why I’m happy as well.”

On the timing of the goal

“It was important to score before the end of the first-half because we tried to play from the back, but the first-half we didn’t create a lot of chances. It was better in the second-half because they gave us the space on the counter attack, when we know we can be dangerous, with Adama especially, so it was important to come back after half-time with more confidence to start the second-half.”

On the defensive solidity

“We are really happy at the moment defensively, but it’s not about only the three or five defenders, and goalkeeper, it’s the team working well because the players in front of us are doing well, pressing well, so it’s easier for us at the back and less work. It’s teamwork, we are happy at the moment, we just have to keep going in that way until the end of the season.”

On Chelsea up next

“It’s better to win games before the next one, especially a big team, so it’s good for heads. Now, we have a couple of days to recover before preparing for the next game.”