Central defender Romain Saiss kickstarted Wolves’ comeback against Aston Villa on Saturday.
Back in March, the Morocco international missed an open goal at Villa Park, s Wolves drew 0-0 at the home of their Midlands rivals.
Saiss has told Wolves’ official website that miss fired him up to score last weekend.
He wanted to ‘shut up’ the newspapers who brought it up in the lead-up to the game.
“I was pretty sure before the game and I thought to myself, ‘I am going to score today’ because, of course, I was thinking about the goal I missed last season, which I think all the newspapers were talking about,” he said.
“So I said, ‘Today is the right time to make them sorry and shut up,’ to show it was just a mistake, and when the ball came from Daniel [Podence], I was pretty sure to put the ball inside the goal.
“I was so happy. Even though I couldn’t celebrate the goal because it was for 2-1, but I was happy because it was the start of everything.”
Saiss went a long way towards making up for his miss last season.
That came behind closed doors but the comeback last week sparked mad celebrations in the away end.
Saiss may well be the member of the back three most at risk if Willy Boly does come back into the side at any point.
But moments like last weekend’s will not do his prospects any harm.
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