Cunha | 'One of the best days of my life'

Matheus Cunha says Sunday will go down as one of the best days of his life after hitting a hat-trick in Wolves’ 4-2 win at Chelsea.

The attacker watched matches at Stamford Bridge as a child in Brazil and on Sunday was given the first opportunity to visit, in the red of Wolves. His goals put the Old Gold on course victory, with his late penalty wrapping up the hat-trick, signifying the latest success story of Cunha’s success season under Gary O’Neil.

On a big win at Chelsea

“It was an incredible day for me, for my team mates. After you lose to Manchester United, it’s another big game against Cheslea at Stamford Bridge. I couldn’t imagine it, three goals and win, everyone’s very happy.

“It’s a dream to come to Stamford Bridge, a place I’ve watched with my family in Brazil, and score three on my first time here makes it one of the best days of my life, 100 per cent.

“Last season was not the best for me, so I want to be with the people who supported me. In the happy days it’s easy to find someone, but the hard days it is hard. I want to say thank you to everyone who supported me a lot and the three goals are for them, 100 per cent.”

On the secret to the win

“The most important is looking inside, believing in my team mates, believing in the staff, everyone believes a lot and that’s the most important point. When you look around at the guys who go with you on the pitch, you believe, you keep going, then we can show our potential.

“When you score, the confidence comes back. 1-0 Chelsea, we needed to keep going and after a couple of minutes we equalised and that was good, because we could keep going with the same strategy. The last game was a little bit tough for us, but we come here and continue to show the things we can do.”

On his fine personal form

“I’m free, I’m happy, I have the confidence to come here and do everything that I know. Honestly, I’m not the guy who comes to the pitch and says I’ll score a hat-trick, I go to the pitch to help my team mates. I want to score and assist, I play at the front so need to do it, so I’m happy to help my guys.

“The last season was not the best for me, and it puts you a little bit down, but you need to keep continuing. I was lucky to come here and meet incredible people like my team mates and staff, and you can show your best side.

“Every single point is part of the process. The gaffer coming in, he’s always incredible with me. The staff and him are incredible, the team mates are amazing, we have incredible relationships and they give you confidence to go to the pitch and run for them.”

On celebrating with the away end

“The fans are amazing how they support us. The travel is three hours, but it’s always full, a lot of support and we are happy they come back to Wolverhampton happy I can imagine.”

On keeping the match ball

“I’ll put it with my trophies with the Man of the Match and maybe take it to Brazil, for the people who supported me, and I’m very happy with the result.”