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Nelson Oliveira: A collective effort

21 February 2018

Nelson Oliveira was keen to share the acclaim after rescuing Norwich City a dramatic point away to Sky Bet Championship leaders Wolvers on Wednesday night.

The frontman lashed home from distance deep into injury-time to salavage a 2-2 draw for his side, who had responded brilliantly to going two goals down early on.

"It was a good goal but the most important thing was keeping the unbeaten run," Oliveira told Norwich City TV.

"We got a good result at a difficult place. That's the most important thing and I'm happy for that.

"It says the team believes until the end. We are one of the best teams in the league at scoring in the last 15 minutes which shows that we have a great group.

"We have good players and a good manager. We are capable of playing well against good teams.

"A late goal is always good. We didn't win today or against Ipswich but they feel like wins and we need to keep going."

Despite a lean period in front of goal personally, Oliveira insists his confidence has never wavered - something very much underlined by his strike.

"People just judge strikers by their goals but I'm not like that," he added.

"I know I've been playing well the last few weeks. I'm working very hard but sometimes when you want to score, the goal doesn't come.

"Today, the goal came and I'm happy but I didn't worry about it. I'm a striker and I like to score goals but I like to work hard for the team as well. 

"Sometimes, for example today, nobody will praise Marley Watkins but he did really well. He worked really hard for the boys and sometimes players don't get the credit that they deserve."


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