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Jose Sa praises Ruben Neves after goal for Wolves against Brentford

Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa praised Ruben Neves after the midfielder’s goal and performance against Brentford on Saturday.

Wanderers played out a 1-1 draw with the Bees, responding well after Ben Mee had given the hosts the lead.

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The centre-back scored with a brilliant left-footed volley, and that was frustrating given how early it came in the second-half.

That was worrying, given Wolves’ awful form of late.

But Wanderers got back on level terms just moments later, with Neves striking from the edge of the area.

The Portuguese curled his effort into the far corner first-time after Nelson Semedo’s square ball.

That was Neves’ third goal of the season.

His first was a stunning effort from the edge of the box against Newcastle United, and his second was a penalty against Nottingham Forest.

Neves’ ball-striking ability is widely known at this point. He recently came in for praise from Sky pundit Jamie Redknapp, who said that only Kevin De Bruyne was ahead of him in that particular category.

After the game, Sa hailed his captain (via Wolves official): “This is a strong point that we have. Ruben has an amazing shot.

“He already scored goals this season and he helped us to reach a point. For us, we are very happy with him, he’s an amazing player.”

Ruben Neves to the rescue again for Wolves

It was another cracking strike from Neves, who is almost single-handedly stopping Wolves from being cut adrift at the moment.

It is fantastic to see his passion and dedication.

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The star expected to leave the club in the summer, but an exit didn’t materialise for him.

Rather than drag his heels, he has got on with it and led from the front with the captain’s armband.

As Sa says, he is truly an amazing player. And it is sad to think he may not be at Molineux for too much longer.