Wolves forward Leo Bonatini is hoping to enjoy a successful season after ending his goal drought against Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday. The Brazilian, who turned his loan move to Wolves into permanent deal during the summer, netted the opening goal during their 2-0 success at Hillsborough in the Carabao Cup.
That was the 24-year-old’s first goal in any competition since December and he confirmed he was relieved to end his long wait to find the back of the net, although he insists the club have never put any extra pressure on his shoulders.
“I was relieved, the first goal of the season is always special,” Bonatini was quoted as saying the Express and Star. “The pressure was more from outside than inside the club, it was more from me trying to score, trying to help.”
Bonatini netted 12 goals during the first half of last season as Wolves romped to the Championship title and he is hoping the floodgates will open once again following his cup strike.
“I hope I can score more – last season I scored loads until December. I wanted to do it from January to May and score more, it’s good for all of us if I score,” the striker added.
Wolves return to Premier League action this weekend when they travel to the London Stadium to take on West Ham and Bonatini will be hoping to earn a starting role for that match, as all his top-flight appearances to date have come from the bench.