Fox In The Box

Nouha Dicko says he is delighted to have scored his first goal of the campaign during Tuesday’s first round Carabao Cup win against Yeovil Town.

Wolves were forced to wait until the 76th minute before breaking the deadlock by a resolute Yeovil side who had conceded eight goals in their opening game of the season against Luton Town.


It was Wolves’ number nine who scored the winner, converting a Jordan Graham corner - he believes that having the likes of Willy Boly and Ryan Bennett around him in the box, may have given him more space to score the winner.


“When you have big players around you in the box, the defenders maybe focus more on them,” he said. 


“If you're like a fox in the box, you might find a little bit more space and tonight that was the case. 


“I’m delighted to score and sometimes I think to myself that I would like to score from a corner, and it was the case, it’s all good.


“To be honest we expected a tough game. We knew that at the weekend they lost 8-2, so they were always going to come to Molineux and sit and make it difficult for us because no team wants to concede more goals after a heavy defeat. 


“It was a tough game but we kept going, that’s the good thing, with wave after wave we just kept going and we won. 


“I think the most important thing was that we won - obviously sometimes you want to score more, I think we could have but it’s still early in the season and we still have time to grow, we won and the job is done - that's the important thing. 


“We had to keep going to find a solution - in this game it came from a corner, I think it’s the first time I’ve scored from a corner at Wolves. 


“It’s good, we won and this kind of game makes you grow - we know sometimes we have to find a solution and take more risks. 


“I think next time we have to take more risks to score earlier in the game, but as I said it’s still early in the season and the most important thing is that we won. 


Dicko was left out of the Nuno Espirito Santo’s side on the opening day of the season but he returned to the starting XI for Tuesday’s cup clash.


Although he was disappointed to not start the opening game of the season, Dicko admitted it was then up to him to prove that he deserved a place in the starting line-up.


He continued, “It’s football, I didn't start against Middlesbrough - that was the manager’s choice and that's football but when you have the chance you have to go and prove that you are there. 


“I know it was only, not being disrespectful, a league two team, but if I don't score people will be wondering why I didn't score against a league two team. 


“I’ve done the job, we’ve done the job and we look towards Derby next weekend. 


“It’s going to be a different game than the Yeovil game - i’m really looking forward to this game because we haven't done that well at Derby in the past few years and I really want us to change that. 


“I think we can go there and win - it’s going to be a interesting game because Derby have been doing well for the last few years now. 


“It will be an interesting game for us - a good test, we have a tough start to the season but we have to face these teams and we don't fear any team. 


“We’re all looking forward to the game - we have a good team, a strong squad, a good manager so I don't see why we can't win this game and we’re looking forward to it.”