Toti Gomes is cautioning Wolves not to become complacent as they aim to maintain their current momentum. With five consecutive unbeaten games, and Toti being a significant contributor in the last four, the team is once again looking up the table.
Their upcoming matches against struggling Sheffield United and a home game against Spurs before the international break are seen as important challenges. Toti is urging his teammates to remain focused and carry their momentum into the break.
“It’s been a positive run,” Toti commented on the team’s spirit. “We’ve been in good form, and things have been going well, but we want to achieve more and more. We’ve faced some tough opponents, especially at home, such as Man City and Newcastle. We take it one game at a time and aim to win these matches, not settle for draws against such teams. We’re content with our position, but we aim for more. We have Sheffield next, followed by Tottenham before the international break, and we’ll strive for maximum points.”
Although primarily a defender, Toti showcased his versatility last weekend by setting up Hwang Hee-chan’s equalizer with some skillful dribbling. He explained, “When I started playing football, I was a winger and a striker, and I’ve also played as a left-back, so I can execute these movements well at times. After the game, they praised me, and it was a good moment, but I’m just happy to assist my teammate, Channy. I’m happy for him as well because he finished the work. It’s not just about me; it’s about my whole team. But as a defender, what I enjoy the most is keeping a clean sheet and preventing goals, making tackles, and doing what’s necessary to stop the opponent and help the team at the back.”
Since Toti’s inclusion in the team, Wolves have adopted a hybrid system alternating between a back five and a back four, with Toti playing either as a center-back or left-back. The 24-year-old believes his versatility has been a valuable asset.
“It’s a good system,” Toti remarked. “Whether I’m at left-back or center-back, I’ll give my best and do everything for the team. The role the coach has assigned me has been a great help. I’ve felt confident and comfortable in that position, and I think he’s been supportive. We all appreciate the manager. Since his arrival, he has communicated with every player and explained his tactics and ideas. Everyone is pleased with what he’s done since he joined and the changes he’s brought to our approach to the league. When he arrived, things were difficult for us, but the way he came and the new ideas and mentality he introduced have been extremely beneficial to us.”