Defender Conor Coady is relishing Wolves’ Europa League campaign and hopes they can get a positive result against Besiktas on Thursday. The West Midlanders reached the group stage of Europe’s second-tier competition by coming through three two-legged qualifying matches but they kicked off their campaign proper with a disappointing 1-0 home loss to Sporting Braga.
Coady has played every minute of every Wolves game this term – seven in Europe and the same number in the Premier League – with the Molineux outfit struggling for consistency and languishing in the wrong half of the top-flight standings.
Nevertheless, the 2015 summer signing from Huddersfield Town, is living the dream by playing in Europe and would not want to be anywhere else than Molineux. “You dream of it ,” he said. “I will be honest, no matter what level you are at you always dream to play at the highest level – but to actually get there with this football club is great.”
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Besiktas were also beaten in their Europa League opener, going down 4-2 to Slovan Bratislava, and so both sides are in need of the points this week.
It has been a tough start to proceedings for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men but they picked up their first Premier League win by beating basement club Watford 2-0 at the weekend.
Most pundits feel they are far better than their league position suggests and will end up in the top 10, and Coady wants to use the Hornets result as a catalyst to take care of the Turkish outfit later this week. “Hopefully Saturday will stand us in good stead and be a stepping stone to Besiktas,” he added. “We said in the changing room how important it was to win.”
Following their European trip, Nuno’s men will be back in domestic action on Sunday when they face a daunting trip to the Etihad Stadium to take on champions Manchester City.11 BUSINESS NUGGETS FROM SUPER EAGLES BRONZE MEDAL TRIUMPH. The content of this ebook will propel you above your competition. DOWNLOAD NOW!!!