McCarthy too tired for dancing

Published May. 22, 2011 9:15 p.m. ET

Wolves made sure of a third successive season in the top flight by a single point as defeats by Blackpool and Birmingham kept them above the drop zone. Blackburn are also sure of their Premier League place after goals from Jason Roberts, Brett Emerton and Junior Hoilett earned them a 3-0 half-time advantage. McCarthy said: "We were in it, then we were out of it. We were up and then we were down. "I was getting messages every couple of minutes on bits of paper. Some had swear words on, others said happy days. "I said all along that it would come down to May 22 and it might even be goal difference or goals scored. "I do not even know the exact outcome now. All I knew at the end of the game was that we had stayed up." McCarthy added: "I am thrilled and I am very proud of the players. I am shattered physically and emotionally. "I went through the wringer. I feel like I should be dancing up and down with my drawers on my head. "I can't do that, because I have to stay professional, but that is how I feel." McCarthy rallied his side at half-time and they netted through Jamie O'Hara and Stephen Hunt in the second period. He said: "I did not go in there and get in peoples' faces with a load of expletives. "They were down and on their knees and they needed some encouragement. "I told them that it was going down the plug hole and we needed to do everything far better than we had done. "I told them to go and get a goal. One goal might have been enough to keep us in the league."