Conor Coady praised the team spirit on display at Molineux on Sunday evening as Wolves fought to three points against Leicester City, despite the side not being at their free-flowing best.
Long-range strikes from Ruben Neves and Daniel Podence saw Wolves take the spoils at a wet and windy Molineux, and although Coady acknowledged how the conditions played their part in the contest, he was happy with the organisation and determination of the squad to see out the victory.
On what brought the win against Leicester
“Grit, determination and character to stay in it. We know how good Leicester are and I think we were a bit naïve at times. But on these kinds of conditions in the Premier League, I don’t think you can play your free-flowing best.
“Last week we were fantastic in how we wanted to play and we had one of those games today when we had to stick in. We’ve score two fantastic goals and we know we can play better, we know we can do things better, but a big plus was how we stuck together and were incredibly organised, and I think we showed that today. It was a massive, massive result for us.”
On Neves showing his class
“He’s an incredible footballer and an incredible person. He’s a fantastic character and a massive player for our football club.
“It’s not just his finishing that he brings – we know he can score from outside the box, I think that’s all he ever scores; that or penalties, and we know he can do that, but it’s his overall play, he brings people in with his link-up play, he’s composed in the middle of the pitch, and his hard work really shows, and I think he was brilliant again. He’s been outstanding all season for us.”
On Pedro Neto’s return
“Look at his legs, he’s been on holiday for 10 months! It’s been amazing for him. You heard the crowd and you see what he means to this football club, you’ve seen what he means to these supporters, and you’ve seen what he means to us.
“He’s an incredible person, a funny character and someone we love having in our dressing room, so to see him back on the pitch today was amazing.”
On aims for the season
“We want to make sure we’re fighting for something come the end of the season and come the last few games of the season.
“We’re said all along that it’s a game at a time and we’re always like that in our football club and we never look too far ahead, and the first thing we spoke about then when we went in after full-time was recovering properly and get our rest in for the game coming up on Thursday.
“It’s something we’re looking forward to, but we focused on this one, and played like it was the last game on earth we were ever going to have, and now we’ll look forward to the next one.”