A delighted Paul Heckingbottom spoke to the press after a stunning 4-0 victory over Wolves, at Molineux.
The Reds scored four goals in a blistering 15 minute period at the end the second half.
Hecky said, “I’m really, really pleased, I said to them after that at 0-0 I was delighted. I was stood there thinking this might be my favourite performance so far because of the discipline they showed from the first whistle.”
Following a sustained spell of Reds pressure, it was Conor Hourihane who broke the deadlock with around 15 minutes remaining of the match.
Hecky continued, “We started to then get the rewards from that and probably more important than that, which sums up the players characters, was their ruthless attitudes, and their relentless natures, that we wouldn’t just sit back at 1-0 and take that, we went for the second, the third and the fourth. It was emphatic, and that was down to their application and intensity."
All four goals were different and spectacular in their own way. Heckingbottom was asked if that made watching more enjoyable.
He said, “Every goal is enjoyable, I’m not really bothered about that! I think the goals reflected how we want to play which is the pleasing thing. The energy is from the work we put in on the training ground.”
Finally, Hecky gave high praise to every single one of his team members and spoke of how their togetherness is reaping its rewards.
“We’ve got a group of players there who we are delighted to have and every one of them is performing really well, that’s exactly what we want. Each one has got to push the other, and the pleasing thing is that they understand it’s a team game. The team is more important than any player in there, more than me, tommy, anyone. We’re all pulling together trying to get the same thing, which is wins.”
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