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Pedro Neto admits Chelsea's first goal threw Wolves off at Stamford Bridge

Wolves winger Pedro Neto has admitted the Wolves players ‘lost a little bit in our mind’ when Chelsea scored their first goal on Saturday.

Wanderers went into the game off the back of three straight defeats in the Premier League.

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It had the potential to be a very tough game against the reigning European champions.

And Wolves fans feared the worst when Romelu Lukaku gave Chelsea the lead from the penalty spot on.

It was Romain Saiss’ clumsy challenge that led to the award of the spot-kick, and the Belgian made no mistake from 12 yards.

Speaking after the game, Neto suggested that that did throw the Wolves players off a bit mentally.

He said (via Wolves official): “I’m happy because we did a very good game. We lost a little bit in our mind when we suffered the first goal because the team was not waiting for that.

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“We changed our control in the defence and when we had the ball. We created some more good chances, but we lost a little bit in our mind. But after that, we went to the game with the aim to get a goal. And after we did that, we believed we would get a second one.”

Thankfully, despite another goal from Lukaku shortly after, Wolves showed a lot of heart and managed to take a point.

Francisco Trincao scored a stunning goal after coming on as a substitute.

And Conor Coady then popped up in injury-time to score a header after a fantastic cross from Chiquinho.

It was only the second time in the Premier League this season that Wolves have fallen behind and not gone on to lose.

Wolves will become a much better outfit if mental toughness and resiliency improves

There’s been plenty to like about Wolves this season.

But Wolves will become a much better side if the mentality and resiliency improves – especially when in losing positions.

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It was very encouraging to see Wolves playing with such intensity in the final 20 minutes against Chelsea. And it was all the more impressive given Lage could not be present at Stamford Bridge.

Hopefully next season, Wolves can bring that never-say-die attitude much more often.

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