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Dave Edwards says Wolves maestro Ruben Neves was the star of the show against Tottenham

Dave Edwards believes Ruben Neves was the star of the show ‘again’ for Wolves in the 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur.

Wanderers are now up to seventh in the Premier League table after the result.

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It was a brilliant display from Bruno Lage’s side, who appeared to shock Spurs with the intensity of their start.

Raul Jimenez and Leander Dendoncker scored inside the opening 20 minutes, and Tottenham were really jittery.

Antonio Conte decide to make a tactical change midway through the first-half, taking off Ryan Sessegnon and going to a back four.

That failed to have the desired effect, and Wolves put in a solid defensive display in the second-half to seal the win.

Players like, Jimenez and Dendoncker have rightly been coming in for a lot of praise since the game.

Garth Crooks also hailed Jose Sa, branding him ‘the star of the show’ at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

But former Molineux star Edwards has picked out Neves for praise, believing he was the true outstanding performer for Wolves.

He said in his latest Express & Star column: “For me the star of the show again was Ruben Neves. It was summed up that after only 28 minutes Spurs had to make a switch to try and get some pressure on him, because he was running the show.

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“He dictated everything. He was everything you want from a holding midfielder with his tempo and passing range.

“Spurs tried to stop him but it didn’t work, he was still superlative even when Wolves were under more pressure in the second half, he was brilliant.”

It was just the latest in a string of brilliant performances from Neves this season.

He has undoubtedly gone to a new level under Bruno Lage.

He was missing his partner in crime Joao Moutinho again on Sunday, but he was still able to shine. That said, the contributions of Dendoncker and youngster Luke Cundle should not be understated.

Neves’ stock rises further as he shines again for Wolves against Tottenham

It is a bittersweet scenario for Wolves fans.

Neves playing this well is a pleasure to watch. And his contributions are helping Wolves challenge for European football.

But every game that passes and he shines, his stock rises just that little bit more.

At the end of this season, Neves will have been at Wolves for five years after his £16 million move from FC Porto (BBC Sport).

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And there is already a feeling for some that he might be moving on to pastures new.

He likely will not be short of offers. A player of his calibre genuinely deserves elite clubs clamouring to sign him.

Hopefully he’ll sign an extension at Molineux though. Perhaps the only way that happens is if Fosun show some ambition by getting busy in the transfer market this summer.