Although bemoaning a missed opportunity, Conor Coady says Wolves can’t afford to lick their wound for too long after the defeat to Burnley and must “go again”.
The old gold were beaten by a solitary goal at Turf Moor, meaning the opportunity to rise into the top seven was passed up, much to the frustration of the skipper. However, with five games on the calendar still to play, Coady says Wolves can’t focus on what is happening elsewhere and must concentrate on putting things right themselves, after a second successive away game without finding the back of the net.
On a missed opportunity
“We spoke about it before the game, the opportunity we have, we spoke about it all week, and I thought first-half we dominated but there wasn’t much in the game from the two teams.
“I thought it was going to be 1-0 either way, a low scoring game, and we’re massively disappointed. We spoke about opportunities all week and we’ve seen the results come in again and it’s a missed one from our point of view.”
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On knowing what Burnley would offer
“We spoke about it at half-time, the Gaffer spoke about it, and it was up to us to keep on controlling the game. We controlled the game really well first-half, and it was important we kept on doing that.
“We knew they were going to come out, we know what this place brings and the situation they’re in, but we spoke about what we needed to do, the opportunity we had in front of us, and we’ve not taken it again so it’s a massive disappointment.”
On what Wolves do next
“We go again. We don’t focus on other teams, we focus on ourselves. We spoke about what we had in front of us, what we can do and how we can improve, and what we have in front of us for the rest of the season. So, it’s as it was. It’s up to us to keep on learning. We’ve got to start playing better than what we have done today, especially in the second-half.”
On Silva’s performance
“We know what he brings us. He’s a young lad who is working every single day. He’s been fantastic since he came in. He works so, so hard to improve and get better, and you see that now. We know when he comes into the team, he’ll do a job, and that’s what he’s doing at the minute. It’s important he keeps learning, keeps listening, and hopefully we can keep on helping him.”