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Dendoncker hails Wolves teammate Ruddy

Leander Dendoncker was part of the Belgium squad which recently came up short in pursuit of Nations League glory.

Roberto Martinez’s side blew a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to eventual winners France in the semi-finals.

On Sunday afternoon, they lost the third place play-off 2-1 to European Champions Italy.

During the international break, he conducted an interview with the club website.


He was asked who he would choose if he could be one of his Wolves teammates for a day.

Dendoncker said: “That’s a tough one.

“John Ruddy, he’s a really nice person – I really admire him as a player, professional and person.”

Ruddy has played in Wolves’ two EFL Cup matches so far this term but is yet to play a minute in the Premier League.

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The former Norwich goalkeeper signed a new one-year contract in the summer.

Jose Sa was brought in to replace Rui Patricio, which means Ruddy looks likely to need to be content with a backup role again this season.

Dendoncker’s answer indicates Ruddy’s influence around the club.

That said, Ruddy did recently admit he may leave Wolves in the summer in search of more first team football.

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