Wolverhampton Wanderers youngster Christian Marques has lavished praise on Conor Coady.
The 18-year-old has given an insight into his life to the club’s official website, and had some kind words to say about the Wolves captain.
Coady is a well respected figure at Molineux.
He is a tremendous captain and by all accounts one of the nicest people in football.
He’s certainly made a big impression on Marques, who would like to emulate the 28-year-old.
He said: “I also play in the middle of the defence and I think he’s a perfect example of how to play in the middle.
“His passing, his leadership, I try to emulate all these things. Sometimes in training I see his long passing and actually think, ‘Wow!’ From ten passes, probably nine of them will be perfect, and that’s what I try to do now myself.”
Coady’s long-range passing is arguably his best trait, and he can regularly be seen spraying diagonal balls to his wing-backs in games.
Hopefully Lage gives Marques a chance
Marques is seen as one of the club’s most talented young players at the moment.
He made the bench a few times last season under Nuno Espirito Santo.
But he still awaits his first-team debut.
Last term the defence was very shaky, and so one wonders if there might be a way in for him.