Adama Traoere believes Wolves showed they are more than up for the fight in their comeback win over Southampton.
Julen Lopetegui’s side fell behind in the crucial match at St. Mary’s when Southampton midfielder Carlos Alcaraz opened the scoring. Wolves’ day went from bad to worse when Mario Lemina received a controversial second yellow card in the 27th minute for approaching referee Jarred Gillett. However, Wolves rallied after the break to record three important points that ultimately cost Nathan Jones his job.
The comeback began when Southampton centre-back Jan Bednarek conspired to put the ball into his own net before new signing Joao Gomes scored his first goal, three minutes from time. It’s a win that sees Wolves move five points clear of the relegation zone and Adama Traore feels the team is showing a different mentality under Lopetegui.
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“We always have to believe, we never give up, no matter the situation, we have to keep fighting. That is the mentality we have and that is the mentality that the coach wants”. he told the club’s website.
“It was unbelievable. I think the team was in very good spirits, we were a man down, but we kept going, we kept fighting and the result came. We believed and, in the end, we got the result.
“We have insurance (we turned a corner). We have to keep believing. The game, it was incredible, how we came back, and we have to move on. Enjoy it, we won and we keep working”.
Wolves will try to stop looking over their shoulders and look higher up the table, with the team two points behind Crystal Palace in 12th place. After the win over Southampton, Traore praised Joao Gomes, and the 22-year-old years quickly had an impact on the club.
“He’s a young guy, he has to keep working,” Traore added. “He is a great player and it was a day for him, it made the day for him. I’m very happy for him and we’re moving on.”
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