With only one game to go for Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League campaign of 2018/19, there’s certainly been plenty for fans to celebrate in our first year back in the top flight.
Having stormed to the Championship title last season, the aim for Wolves was simply to consolidate our position back in the top tier and anything above that was a bonus, and we’ve certainly received that bonus enjoying a run to the FA Cup Semi-Finals as well as securing seventh spot and a potential European adventure ahead of time.
Speaking to the Official Website this week, the clubs media department conducted an interview with BBC Pundit Guy Mowbray who has covered the club for Match of the Day on a number of occasions this season.
Stating that from the first game he saw he realised that the Wolves group this year were ‘a bit different from the usual team who comes up from the Championship’ he admitted we hadn’t disappointed as he laid his eyes on us on more regular occasions.
“I saw them at United in September – a fantastic performance – I was on Final Score that day and I remember saying ‘there’s not a chance this team will go down’, they’ll be top ten. The football is Premier League standard, so I’ve not been surprised since that moment. I was lucky enough to see them early and I’ve not been surprised by the way they’ve adapted.”
Praising the squad for stepping up given it’s largely the same group as last year, he picked out Conor Coady and Matt Doherty for praise, but the likes of Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves got the obligatory namecheck, as did Diogo Jota, Raul Jimenez and a few others.
He also revealed that one of his favourite players was Adama Traore purely because he’s so unpredictable.
“One of my favourite players is Adama Traoré, when he comes on I start rubbing my hands because anything can happen. The talent is incredible, the pace in incredible, you can see every time he gets the ball the fans are getting ready.”