Ole's post-match press conference
The boss was asked about Daniel James, Bruno Fernandes, Amad and more, after Thursday's victory...
"We played well, we were more clinical in front of goal, of course even though we had a few chances before we got the first one. Definitely, when we got the second one, the game opened up and we found ourselves in loads of space." "We’ve got to take one game at a time, of course. We’ve got Newcastle first and we’ll put a strong team out [next week] it’s about creating momentum. We’ve been through a difficult spell and I thought we found ourselves a little bit tonight. The boys got a little bit of that zip back in their legs again. It was important to take some players off and we’ll rotate definitely but we’re not going to take the game lightly." "Today was a decision we made [to play Mason up front] because, with Marcus and Dan, we felt the spaces behind the full-backs tonight were going to be important. We had Mason in the middle, dropping off and getting on the ball, and he’ll keep playing sometimes up front and sometimes wide. We’ll find his position later on but we probably need a year or two before he’s a full-grown number nine." "Well, we’ll make a decision on that [Amad playing next Thursday] after Newcastle but he’s had a couple of games in the Reserves and we’ll take it lightly. There are still a few players that were on the bench tonight who will want to start. Amad is getting closer and we’ll see how much game-time he’ll get." "Dan has always been in my mind, always in contention. You can see his X-factor tonight, his work-rate, his pace and his running in behind teams. I think he’s scored in his last three or four appearances now and he’s working every single day on improving his game so I’m delighted for him and he knows how much we value him." "We didn’t get anything back from last season’s Europa League run that’s for sure. We can talk about being in the semi-final and, in the end, we got nothing out of that so maybe sometimes you could look at it not being worth it. But I think the experience from last season has helped this team, these boys, and we have got to learn from experiences on the job. That’s the only way of learning from your mistakes to correct them. I’ve got to say the semi-final defeat last season is still in the back of our heads. Of course, it hurts. We played a very good Sevilla team and felt we should have gone all the way." "Bruno always wants to do the next thing correctly. He wants to do the next thing at the best of his ability and that is a very good attribute and quality to have. You never rest on your laurels. If he scores two, he wants three, if he gets an assist, he wants another one. He drives everyone on, of course, sometimes he drives too much and wants to do too much. Tonight, he played his position really well and was in the spaces we wanted him and we can see how efficient he is."