Tony Adams praised Conor Coady for his contributions in Wolverhampton Wanderers’ 1-0 win over Southampton.
Wolves put the frustrations of midweek and last weekend behind them, with Raul Jimenez scoring his first goal of the season at St. Mary’s Stadium.
It was not the greatest game, with both sides struggling to show quality, especially in the first-half.
But Jimenez’s goal was certainly worthy of winning any game.
There were times where Wolves looked a little shaky at the back.
They invited pressure a few times in the first-half.
But in the end it was actually a decent defensive display in the face of some intense Southampton pressure, with the three central defenders justifying Lage’s faith in them.
And captain Coady came in for praise from Adams at the end of the game.
The former Arsenal captain, on punditry duties for Sky Sports, said: “I’ve got to mention Conor Coady.
“I thought he marshalled the Wolves defence superbly well.”
His performance, and Adams’ praise comes after a tough outing for the 28-year-old in midweek against Tottenham Hotspur.
Coady bounces back
Some wondered whether Lage was perhaps going to drop Coady for this game.
He really did have a poor night against Spurs after replacing the injured Yerson Mosquera.
But the £2 million signing (BBC Sport) really played well against Southampton, throwing himself at every incoming shot and spraying the ball about with confidence.
He will continue to divide opinion no doubt, but it was certainly good to see him bounce back after midweek.