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Rival striker “It was a hard kick in the butt…we are certain that we will bounce back at Newcastle”

5 years ago

One of Iceland’s heroes of the Euros, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson says that after having a ‘hard kick in the butt’, he and his teammates are certain to bounce back when it is Newcastle v Wolves on Saturday afternoon.

The fortunes of the two teams couldn’t have had a bigger contrast on Tuesday night, as Newcastle were romping home 6-0 v QPR, a dramatic collapse saw Wolves concede four goals in the last 20 minutes and hand Adam Armstrong and Barnsley a 4-0 away win.

Bodvarsson says that Wolves need to ‘show the character of the team’ and the £2.5m summer signing from Kaiserslautern is well placed to comment on that.

The Wolves striker was one of the heroes of his country’s efforts in France this summer, starting all five games including the shock win over a clueless England side.

Wolves made a decent start to the season and Bodvarsson already has a couple of Championship goals – but after failing to win the last three games they have had to stop and rethink what has happened, especially after that four goal defeat at home.

Some people will be adding four and six together and coming up with 10-0 to Newcastle tomorrow – but with Wolves certain to be pumped up to show a reaction, we all await with even more interest than normal as to what changes Benitez makes to his line-up this time…

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson:

“I don’t think the Barnsley game will affect our confidence. We know what we can do. We are certain that we will bounce back at Newcastle.

“It was a hard kick in the butt and sometimes that’s necessary in football and makes you better for the next games.

“It’s a long season and it’s just important to bounce back and show the character of the team.

“It was a little bit of a shock. Every individual of the team was just thinking about how it went so wrong and focusing on trying to get an explanation.

 “We just went home to sleep and the next morning we had a meeting, went through the game together and learned a lot from it.”

“It was important to watch it back together. There’s a difference between losing…and losing 4-0 at home, we have to check the game and learn from it as quick as possible.

“In the end it was a collapse and as a side we’ve been talking together, been really focusing on each other’s games and tried to learn from it. I feel we’ve done that.”


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