Benik Afobe has highlighted in The Birmingham Mail the camaraderie that exists among the Wolverhampton Wanderers players.
The former Arsenal striker has revealed how the players coped with their 2-1 defeat to Birmingham City away from home at St. Andrew’s in the Championship on Saturday.
“Everything here is about being a family and lifting one another up,” the 22-year-old told The Birmingham Mail. “That is why when mistakes happen no one gets on to one another.
“You might get upset for one or two minutes, but after that you are laughing and joking. Saturday was the same.
“We were very disappointed to lose a local derby, but we are not going to beat each other up. We know what we can do and how we can recover and make things right.”
It is a testament to Kenny Jackett’s work at Wolves that all the players have this special bond and remain optimistic despite a defeat.
Wolves are currently eighth in the Championship table and still have a chance of making the playoffs, but from Afobe’s comments it seems that the players will not lose heart even if they fail to do so.
The Wanderers have done well in the Championship this season following their promotion from League One at the end of the 2013-14 campaign.
Many would have expected them to be struggling for survival in the second tier of English football, but Wolves have done remarkably well to be fighting for a top-six finish.
It would be a disappointment if Wolves failed to make the playoffs, but one suspects that they will come back stronger next season.