Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Matt Doherty says the success the club have enjoyed this season has made his confidence ‘sky high’.
In an interview with the Irish Independent, Doherty also explained he is fully aware of the number of goals and assists he has contributed this term.
The 27-year-old has been one of Wolves’ standout players this term, impressing with both his attacking and defensive qualities in the role of right wing-back.
He has conjured six goals in all competitions, with three of those coming in the Premier League, and also managed seven assists for his team-mates.
His form has coincided with Wolves reaching the semi-finals of the FA Cup, where they will play Watford at Wembley Stadium in just over two weeks time.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s men also sit 7th in the top flight table with eight matches to play, a remarkable feat considering they were playing in the Championship last season.
The Irishman is currently away on international duty with his country and said that Wolves feel they are more than capable of winning English football’s most prestigious domestic cup competition.
I’m not keeping track but I’ve got six goals and seven assists. Of course you keep track of it. I want to know how I’m doing and contributing. If anyone says they don’t… they’re lying. My confidence is sky high and probably never been higher. We’re seventh in the league, in the semi-final of the FA Cup, and for our first season in the Premier League we can’t ask for anything more than that. Obviously, we could win the FA Cup and there’s a pretty good chance we could do that – but we have to beat Watford first and they have beaten us already this season – but the way we’re playing at the moment, we’d back ourselves to beat anyone.
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The 27-year-old has been fantastic at right wing-back, finding the perfect balance between attack and defence as Wolves have climbed the table.
Jimenez is the club’s top Premier League scorer this campaign with 12 goals to his name. Wolves are believed to be keen to take up the £30m option to make his loan move from Benfica permanent.
The striker, who last week earned his first call-up to the senior Portugal squad, has formed a fantastic big man-little man partnership with Jimenez up top.
The £5m signing from Monaco last summer has adapted to life in England extremely well and is the club’s top Premier League assist maker with seven.
Club captain Coady has been imperious at the back this term, playing his role as Wolves have built the fifth best defensive record in the league.