Adlene Guedioura – I made right choice to join Nottingham Forest
ADLENE Guedioura says he knew he had made the right decision to leave Wolves for Nottingham Forest, even before Sean O'Driscoll's men piled on the misery for the home side at Molineux.
The Algerian midfielder smashed home a spectacular winner for Sean O'Driscoll's men, as Stale Solbakken's side notched up an eighth game without a victory.
Guedioura made the move across the Midlands in the summer, without having met the newly-appointed Solbakken, who took the decision to sell the player within days of his arrival in the West Midlands.
But Guedioura said: "There are no bad feelings towards Wolves.
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"I was wanted so much by Forest, the new manager wanted me, the new owners wanted me and it felt like the fans wanted me to come as well.
"That is why I came back, following my loan spell. My time with Wolves was finished.
"I wanted to have a good challenge with Forest, I wanted to be part of it.
"It is an unbelievable club with a famous history. I want to see the club do well, not for me, but for the club.
"This club deserve to be up there in the Premier League, that is what we want to see happen.
"I already knew that it was the right move for me to come to Forest, even before this game. I knew it was the right decision to join Forest from the moment I came.
"I had a good time here (at Wolves), I was not upset about the way it ended. It just happened quickly, that was all. It was the first day we had been back after the summer, we had done some tests in the morning and we were supposed to be meeting in the afternoon.
"I was looking forward to meeting him – but then things happened quickly with the move to Forest that afternoon."
Guedioura did not celebrate his goal – a 25-yard thunderbolt that gave the keeper no chance – out of respect for the Wolves fans, some of whom even joined in the applause following his strike.
"I had a warm welcome back from everyone, the Wolves fans were telling me on Twitter that they were happy to see me back and, when I scored, I heard them applauding me, which was decent of them," he said.
"So I wanted to respect them in return, which is why I did not celebrate too much.
"It was a very special moment for me. I am very happy to go back to Forest with an away win.
"Sometimes they go into the stand, sometimes they go wide, but this time it went in, so I was very happy.
"Leeds last season was probably a better goal – but this was not a bad one. Hopefully there are more to come."