Sa | 'We had to continue fighting' despite distractions

Jose Sa insists it was not difficult for Wolves to keep their mind focused during a game which was full of incidents against Brentford on Saturday.

The Portuguese goalkeeper’s countrymen Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves scored the goals in the second-half to secure a 2-1 victory as Wolves’ first visit to the Brentford Community Stadium was one to remember. But Sa, who was only beaten for the fourth time in his last ten Premier League appearances, believed his side were well prepared to use the stoppages in play to come back stronger to snatch the winning strikes.

On a game full of distractions

“We knew it was going to be a very difficult game because they are a good team. They beat us at home 2-0 and we sometimes had to stop the game.

“It was good for us to go home with the win. This is what is most important, we came to win and we met the target.”

On the drone incident

“We wanted to continue the game, but it’s the rules and we had to wait. It was a distraction to the game and it disrupted the flow of the game in the first-half, but after we came back I felt that we were better.”

On maintaining focus

“No, it was not difficult because we train for these games to be focused. Of course, I don’t want to concede the goal, but it was a good goal.

“After that, we had to continue fighting and keep going to score another. I am happy for us. It is good for us to score and go home with the victory. That is the most important thing.”

On Joao Moutinho’s influence

“It’s very good playing alongside him because he is a very good player. Of course, I knew him from Portugal and Joao is an experienced player and very good. It is a pleasure to play with him.”

On Ruben Neves impressing

“He’s not surprising me because I know him and we’ve already played together, so I knew that Ruben is a fantastic player – he’s amazing.

“He’s still very young, only 24-years-old, so for me, it is a pleasure to play with him again after playing together at Porto. 

“Every day he is better and he helps the team a lot.”