Berra targets survival
Christophe Berra insists Wolves are not thinking about relegation as they are fully focused on beating the drop.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 07/03/11 5:11pm
Wolves defender Christophe Berra insists that no-one is thinking about relegation as they are fully focused on beating the drop.
A late header from Steve Fletcher rescued a point for the Black Country outfit after a thrilling 3-3 draw with Tottenham on Sunday, but they remain in the relegation zone by two points.
However, with just nine games to preserve their top flight status, the Scotland international insists that Mick McCarthy's side will not be going down without a fight.
"It's important for every club to stay up, both financially and for the players because every player wants to test themselves against the best in the country each week," he told skysports.com.
"It's the best league in the world and no one is thinking about being relegated this season because we are all just focused on maintaining our top flight status.
"It is so tight at both the bottom and the top of the division with a lot of points still to play for, so there will be many twists and turns left to go before the season is over."
The 25-year-old has formed a strong partnership at the heart of the Wolves' defence with Richard Stearman this season and the former Hearts centre-half heaped praise on his team-mate.
"I played alongside both Jody Craddock and Richard Stearman last season, but this year obviously Jody has suffered with a few injuries and Richard's done well in his place," he continued.
"He is still young and is improving all the time, but we both know that there are a lot of other good players here and if anyone takes their foot off the gas then they will be out of the team."