Berra close to realising ambition

17 April 2009 02:47
Wolves centre-back Christophe Berra says he is thrilled to be on the threshold of reaching the Premier League with his new club.Victory over Queens Park Rangers on Saturday would restore Wolves to the top flight next season. [LNB]"I think it's every footballer's ambition to play in the best league in the world, and at the moment that's the Premier League," the Scot told BBC WM. [LNB]"Look at the Champions League - the semi-finals have three English clubs." [LNB]The former Hearts defender is taking nothing for granted, even though Wolves need a maximum of one win from their remaining three games.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] emp_load.getEmpEmbeddedParams("emp_8004687");But he accepts the Bank Holiday Monday victory over Derby County, after trailing 2-1, was the sort of performance that means people will regard them as odds-on for promotion. [LNB]"They're the kind of victories that maybe get you up," said the 24-year-old. [LNB]"Derby is a difficult place to go - they've got a lot of good players so we knew it was going to be hard." [LNB]The Scottish international moved south to Molineux in January, and has formed a solid partnership in recent matches with the experienced Jody Craddock. [LNB]He is the latest in a long list of bright young players to be lured to Wolves by manager Mick McCarthy, and it is a purchasing policy Berra understands. [LNB]"We're a young squad and I think the manager's tried to bring in young, ambitious players who are going to improve in the future," he noted. [LNB]The big defender has already seen enough of Wolverhampton to know just how much a return to the Premier League would mean to the city and the supporters. [LNB]"It's a big city, they love their football and they love Wolverhampton. [LNB]"Hopefully we can get the three points on the table and everyone will be happy."

Source: BBC_Sport