Pedro Neto insisted the mental strength in the Wolves dressing room was crucial to the side not letting their heads drop when finding themselves 2-0 down away at Chelsea.
Having arrived at Stamford Bridge off the back of three consecutive defeats, many would not have thought Wolves could have fought back to snatch a last-minute draw against the reigning European champions, and despite the elation of returning home with a point from west London, Neto was disappointed that it wasn’t all three after feeling his side performed well enough throughout the match to earn victory.
On snatching a draw
“What we did in the game, the way that we played in both the first-half and the second-half, until the first goal of Chelsea, we were on top of the game.
“We played really well and we created quite a few great chances and until the goal, they created one chance, which was Lukaku’s shot, but the team being two goals down, we were a little bit down.
“But the team worked hard and it was a good draw, but it felt like we should have won this game.”
On fighting until the end
“It is in our mind set. This team is always like that, we work and we work hard to win these games. We came here with a mentality to win, and although we were losing 2-0, we never let our heads go down.
“We worked hard, we got back into it and we got a good result from this difficult stadium.”
On mental toughness
“I’m happy because we did a very good game. We lost a little bit in our mind when we suffered the first goal because the team was not waiting for that.
“We changed our control in the defence and when we had the ball, we created some more good chances, but we lost a little bit in our mind, but after that, we went to the game with the aim to get a goal, and after we did that, we believed we would get a second one.”
On keeping European dreams alive
“We will work until the end of the season. We have three games to go, three hard games, but we will work hard like we always do to try and conquer the points in all of the games.”