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Wolves' David Jones thrilled with goal against Spurs

Wolves midfielder David Jones
David Jones scored his second Premier League goal in the win over Spurs

Midfielder David Jones said he was proud of the quality of his goal during Wolves' 1-0 defeat of Tottenham Hotspur at Molineux on Wednesday.

"I think it was a good team goal," the 25-year-old told BBC WM.

"There were 18 or 19 passes before I finished it off so it was great to put it in the back of the net."

Wolves' fourth home victory in the Premier League this season lifted Mick McCarthy's side out of the relegation zone and up to 15th in the table.

"We passed it around well, especially in the first half, and the goal demonstrated that," added Jones. "We battled well and Tottenham didn't have too many chances.

"We've got a great team spirit and there's belief in the dressing room. It's going to be tough for the rest of the season, but we've got the belief."

It was Jones' second goal in the top-flight, having scored in a 6-1 defeat for Derby at Chelsea during the Rams' ill-fated campaign of 2007/08.

The former Manchester United trainee has had to be patient waiting for his chance after missing around two months of action after knee surgery.

"It's been a difficult season, but it's brilliant to be back training all the time," said Jones. "I've probably been involved in the last six or seven games, but this is a massive boost for me and hopefully I can continue it."

Wolves do not play again until 20 February, when Premier League leaders Chelsea are the visitors to Molineux.

Scotland international Christophe Berra, who has helped Wolves keep two clean sheets against Tottenham this season, said that the prospect of facing Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka should not scare the team.

"That's why you want to play in this league, you want to play against the best players," said centre-back Berra.

"They're probably the best in the league and maybe the best in the world.

"But it's not just about individuals, it's about the whole team, and if we perform the same [as we did against Spurs] then we have a chance.

"We've had a hard schedule so I think the rest will do us good, and it's great that we can go into it on the back of a win. It means we can enjoy it more, we can be positive, come back fresh and prepare for the Chelsea game."

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