Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Conor Coady has hailed the character of Pedro Neto to keep on playing for the team, despite having been ‘feeling’ a problem recently.
Neto was making his 31st Premier League appearance of the season against Fulham on Friday, but was forced from the field after a coming together with Antonee Robinson.
Neto could be seen sporting strapping on his knee when he was getting treatement.
Nuno revealed after the game that the 21-year-old has been carrying an issue since the international break.
Despite this he featured against West Ham United on Monday and came through unscathed, and started on Friday against the Cottagers.
Speaking about his teammate, Coady said (via Wolves official): “He had to come off because he was feeling his knee, he’s been feeling it for a few weeks and played on it, which is fantastic from his point of view.
“It shows his character, but he’s a massive player for us and we just hope he’s alright.”
There has not yet been any word from Nuno Espirito Santo or the club as to how long Neto will be out of action.
He’s been an ever-present for Wolves this season and been the team’s star performer, so any absence will be a major blow.
On social media, some fans have actually been questioning why Neto was allowed to play given he’s been contending with an issue:
So why start him, Tim? If they’ve been “trying to manage it” then surely he wasn’t in a good enough condition to start? Just seems a little naive & reckless. Let’s just hope they let him get over it properly now, especially after the result last night virtually guaranteed safety.
— Mark Bromley (@bromWWFC) April 10, 2021
Give him a rest – he obviously needs one.
— Ray Jones (@GereboyRay) April 10, 2021
It was already bandaged so existing problem
— J Little (@jaylittle84) April 10, 2021
Trying to manage it by starting him in both games despite Podence being back 👏
— hayden🐺 (@haydenbd_) April 10, 2021
I was surprised to see his knee strapped so he had not fully recovered from that knock playing for Portugal
— Joe (@joe76192000) April 10, 2021
We have nothing to play for should have rested him https://t.co/U7slwbkRaN
— Adama (@WolvesNumber37) April 10, 2021
He’s been in pain and wasn’t fully fit to play. So we played him anyway https://t.co/Fgfdd8Xdqv
— The Classic Man (@_TheClassicMan) April 10, 2021
This is what happens when we don’t have depth and rely on him, he’s had it since coming back from Portugal so he should have been rested https://t.co/5Tlb6CjI8i
— glover🐺 (@wwfcglover) April 10, 2021