Maximilian Kilman believes the dominant victory over Tottenham Hotspur will give Wolves the confidence to kick-on for the rest of the season as they look to continue the Premier League campaign in the strongest possible form.
The defender was voted man of the match by Wolves supporters as he helped his side to a ninth clean sheet with another solid showing, while at the other end of the pitch, the Wolves goals came from Raul Jimenez and Leander Dendoncker, who was praised by Kilman, insisting the Belgian midfielder’s performances ‘always go under the radar’.
On gaining confidence from victory
“We’re very happy. It was a fantastic performance from all the boys. From minute one we really came at them and we were defensively very solid. We counter pressed them really well and won the ball in high areas.
“In the second-half we managed the game much better and defended really well as a team. It’s a good result but we must keep our form going and keep the consistency.
“If we want to be pushing to higher places in the league, we need to start winning two or three games in a row and keeping up with the performances instead of winning and losing because if we keep winning and then losing it will be very difficult for us to get to those higher places at the end of the season.
“This result gives us a lot of confidence. There’s still a long way to go but we’re pushing forward and this will help us gain more confidence for the next game and hopefully kick on from there.”
On Jimenez’s opening goal
“It was a brilliant goal. When he’s playing and things might not be going quite as well, he is able to get us out of it and score goals from nothing or hold the ball up and create a chance from nothing.
“He is a brilliant player and a brilliant asset to the club.”
On Dendoncker’s showing at Spurs
“Leander’s performances always go under the radar. He does the job and gives you a good performance every time.
“I’m delighted for him to get his goal and glad that people realise how good he has played. He’s brilliant, nothing phases him.
“He knows his task and he doesn’t feel the pressure. You can see that when he performs on the pitch. He is very solid and helps us a lot.”
On the competition in the squad
“There’s very healthy competition and whoever comes on to the pitch and plays always does a good job.
“We do a lot in training and everyone knows their role, so when they do come on they know exactly what to do.”
On aiming for a positive finish
“We don't really like to set too many targets, we just want to focus on each game and hopefully every time we do that, and the next game comes, we give a good performance.
“Slowly, and come the end of the season, hopefully we will be in a higher place and that has been our target.
“We’ve never said, ‘Oh, we need to get to this point or this place’, we just go game by game and try to do well every time.”