Neves | 'It went really well for me, but mainly for the team'

Ruben Neves was pleased to see his long hours on the training ground, practising his finishing, come off with a sensational goal against Watford.

The Portuguese’s delightful chip over Ben Foster with five minutes remaining on Thursday night put the perfect seal on an impressive team performance as Wolves bounced back in style. Before that, Wolves had come out of the traps early and were 3-0 up after 21 minutes, and Neves now wants those kinds of performances on a regular basis.

On a delightful goal

“It was a good goal. I practise it a lot in training to be honest. The goalkeepers don’t like it, it’s something that’s really hard for them, because the ball goes to the second post, and they are never expecting that. Fortunately, it went really well for me, but mainly for the team, because we did a fantastic match, a fantastic performance and we totally deserved the result.”

On getting back to winning ways

“It was perfect for us. Coming from three defeats in a row is hard, but this week was really good for us, we prepared ourselves really well for this game and I think we totally deserved the three points, we totally deserved the goals, because we controlled the 90 minutes of the game. We played like we want to play every time, it was really good for us and for our fans.”

On starting lively

“That’s what we want to do every single game. The 45 minutes against Palace was not good enough and our fans didn’t deserve that, like the Gaffer said. That’s how we want to play every single game, and we worked really well, and we’ll try to do that every match until the end, because that’s the way we like to play for our fans.”

On not looking too far ahead

“I know we are always saying the same thing, but it’s the truth, we go game by game. We don’t look at the table, we look to ourselves, to the way we play, and the things we need to improve. That’s our way to work, since I came here, and it’s been successful for us, thinking about the next match.”