Wolves boss O’Neil sends a stunning message to his player after an excellent performance as he revealed two things that really caught him facinated in the 2-2 draw…

Despite having already equalized through Mario Lemina’s header, Wolves found themselves behind again after Hwang Hee-chan was deemed to have fouled Fabian Schar in the penalty area – a decision that left the head coach perplexed. However, Hwang eventually found the equalizer.

Following the match, which also witnessed Pedro Neto leaving the pitch due to a hamstring injury in the closing moments, O’Neil believed that his team’s ability to overcome adversity demonstrated their continuous improvement with each match.

Regarding taking a point from Newcastle:

O’Neil expressed satisfaction with the performance against Newcastle, acknowledging the opposition’s quality as a top-tier side. He felt that Wolves were the superior team, constantly posing a threat, and their energy and positivity gave them a chance to secure more than just a point.

He also emphasized the togetherness and praised the team’s ability to regroup and keep pushing despite facing setbacks during the game.

On the penalty decision:

O’Neil strongly contested the penalty awarded in the first half, believing it was an incorrect decision. He argued that there was minimal contact between Hwang and Schar, and Schar was already falling when the contact occurred. He criticized the on-field decision and expressed his surprise that it wasn’t overturned by VAR. He also expressed his disappointment with the level of refereeing.

On bouncing back from behind twice:

O’Neil highlighted the importance of being prepared for the next action, especially when facing setbacks. He commended the team for their excellent response to small setbacks and situations that didn’t go their way, allowing them to regain their focus and continue competing.

On Neto’s injury:

O’Neil provided an update on Pedro Neto’s hamstring injury, stating that the player felt discomfort but was moving around in the changing room, giving hope that it might not be a severe injury. He acknowledged Neto’s importance to the team and expressed confidence that the squad would continue to push forward in his absence.

On Hwang’s goalscoring form:

O’Neil credited Hwang’s hard work and dedication for his recent goalscoring success. He highlighted the collective effort of the team in supporting Hwang’s improvement and fitness, naming several players who contributed to the overall performance. O’Neil stressed the need to maintain this level of performance and the importance of fans supporting the team’s objectives. He concluded by acknowledging that there would be more challenges ahead but praised the team’s ability to bounce back.

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