Jody Craddock: the gaffer has been fantastic

Jody Craddock – with four goals in three matches – is really buzzing of form and confidence at the moment. The veteran centre-back is looking forward to the game against tottenham and he seem to think that the Old Gold and Black has a chance to take something home. This is what the fighter and top goalscorer said to the press.

We have to play like we did against Bolton. I know it’s slightly different when you go away from home, but the principles are the same: we need to shut players down, get in people’s faces and win tackles all over the pitch. If we can do that then we’ll give ourselves a good chance.

Craddock explains the reason for the metamorphosis of the Wolves team after the appauling effort against Biermingham.

We were saying all last week how we needed to keep the tempo high from the first whistle,” said Craddock. That’s massively important because that’s how we need to play and that’s what gets the best out of us. We managed to do it for 75 minutes on Saturday. If we want to do well, that’s how we need to play and, credit to the lads, because we managed to do it against Bolton.

About the atmosphere in the team

The win has really lifted the whole place. It was a massive game but we didn’t want to create any more pressure on us beforehand by saying we had to win. It was a case of us going out there and doing the jobs we had to do. If we keep doing that, then we can get results in this league.

About Nenad Milijas and his skills

I’ve seen Nenad’s goal again and it was fantastic – amazing, but he does that in training all the time. His delivery is superb as well though – I always feel like I can score a goal when he takes setpieces because they are pinpoint. He knows he has to do that ugly side of the game though as well if he wants to remain in the team and he did it fantastically on Saturday.

About Mick McCarthy and his role in the change

The gaffer has been fantastic and every single one of the lads will go out there and give 110 per cent for him every single game, as they do in training as well.

I agree one hundred percent that the team lacked in tempo against Birmingham. That was the big difference between the two games. Against Bolton they were flying and they need to do that all the time. This team is as made for fast attacking on the flanks. Without it they will not have the power to penetrate the opposing defences. I’m glad that the players found out the remedy to the ailment. Fast forward!


~ by paddytheflea on December 8, 2009.

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