Conor Coady described his last-minute equaliser to snatch a point against Chelsea and bring an end to Wolves’ losing run as an ‘incredible feeling’.
The skipper was picked out in the opposition box by Chiquinho with virtually the last kick of the game to put the finishing touches on a comeback from two goals down at Stamford Bridge, but despite the emotion that came with the equalising goal, Coady was also left with a tinge of disappointment that his goal didn’t count for all three points.
On scoring a last-minute equaliser
“Incredible feeling, first and foremost. An incredible feeling to do it in front of our away end and an incredible feeling to equalise. I think to score any injury time goal to equalise or win a game, especially in a really tough game.
“It was hard work, but I actually feel we deserved more from the game. A point was the least we deserved and we’ve stopped that bit of a rot we’ve been in, we’ve done that and we want to move forward now.”
On being in the right place at the right time
“I went into the box, hoping Chiquinho would get it. I thought he was outstanding when he came on. He’s a young lad who’s learning every day and he took the game to Chelsea, he ran at them every single time he got the ball, and he always put a ball inside the box.
“I knew if it came to him that the ball would come in somehow, so it was just about being in the right place at the right time. But the ball was outstanding and all I had to do was put it in the back of the net because he put such a lovely ball in.
“It was a fantastic feeling, maybe a little bit of a feeling that we could’ve won it, but to equalise in the last minute is always a good feeling.”
On showing fighting spirit
“That’s what we spoke about. We spoke about performance. That was the biggest thing, because we knew the result would follow. It was important we performed well, it was important we stuck together, and a lot of people this week said we had no real chance coming here, off the back of a few bad results.
“We used that to our advantage a little bit and spoke about it before the game, so it was a massive performance for us and I thought in the end we probably deserved a little bit more with the chances we created and how we dug in, because their two goals have come from mistakes from us really.”
On never giving up
“It’s always the same in our football club. It’s always the same with our supporters, with our fans and with everyone at the football club. It’s important we keep that and that’s something we never, ever want to lose, but we never want to be 2-0 down in a game.
“I don’t think we deserved to be 2-0 down, and it came from two mistakes, so it was important we dug in, because a lot of people probably thought we were dead and buries at 2-0 so to comeback is a fantastic feeling, but we turn to next week now.”
On keeping European dreams alive
“It’s not about igniting it. We’ve always dreamed about playing in Europe and that’s not changed because we got to play in Europe a couple of seasons ago, so there’s always dreams of playing in Europe and that’s something we’ve always looked at, but the last few games haven’t been good enough.
“We haven’t been thinking about that because we haven’t been performing good enough but today, it wasn’t thinking about that, it was all about what was in front of us and coming to a real tough place, against a world-class team and performing well and the boys have done that, so we’re looking forward to the next one.”