Matt Doherty: ‘Sky is the limit’ for high-flying Wolves
Wolves defender Matt Doherty declared ‘the sky is the limit’ for Wolves after they secured promotion to the Premier League.
The club have enjoyed a fantastic season under Nuno Espirito Santo in his first season in charge and earned their spot in England’s top flight on Saturday with four games to go.
They are now aiming to win the Championship title and are looking ahead to playing in the Premier League next season.
Wolves beat Birmingham City 2-0 at home on Sunday, thanks to goals from Diogo Jota and Benik Afobe, in front of a packed Molineux where the promotion celebrations continued after full-time.
Reflecting on the win and the club’s achievement this past season, Doherty said: “It is just an unbelievable feeling around the club and it just makes all the hard work we have done over the past four or five years grafting in the Championship worthwhile.
“The sky is the limit for us now. I have been through two relegations and a promotion and a lot of downs, but it makes all that work worthwhile.
“To be in a team that is playing the brand of football that it is playing and securing promotion in such a manner with four weeks to go, it is an unbelievable feat.”
He added: “We haven’t won the league so it was always going to be on us still (to perform against Birmingham) and it is a local derby.
“We owe it to the fans who turned up and that is what we did.”
Doherty’s thoughts were echoed by his team-mates Ryan Bennett and John Ruddy – the latter who was named in the Championship Team of the Season.
Asked to describe how he was feeling after the Birmingham game, Bennett, who plays at centre-back, said: “It is unbelievable.
“I mean obviously we knew on Saturday night (we were promoted) but we wanted to put on a show today and make sure we beat them.
“We ultimately want to win the league and I think that is a big step towards it tonight.
“Hopefully we can carry on and continue next week and that is all we can do.
“As you can see the celebrations are unbelievable and we will continue to enjoy it now until the rest of the season.
“We will make sure we enjoy it together as a family, as a team, as a club. We did it in the end so it is all good.”
Goalkeeper Ruddy added: “We look forward to hopefully finishing it off and make sure we are champions.”