Kieran Trippier hailed Wolves captain Conor Coady during his appearance on the True Geordie podcast.
The full-back sat down for an interview to talk about everything from his move to Newcastle United, winning the league title with Atletico Madrid and playing for England.
At the moment Trippier is injured, and is fighting to be back fit before the end of the season.
He is therefore able to do things like this, and his interview on the True Geordie podcast is a great listen.
At one point, talk turned to England and how good the setup is.
Trippier believes the current squad is in a really healthy position at the moment, and actually singled out Wolves star Coady as someone who epitomises the character within.
He said (49:25): “It’s tough going away to a tournament. I go back to the players that didn’t play. When you’re going away for so long, it’s so important that we’re all together.
“At the Euros I thin we were away for five-and-a-half weeks. You see some guys, like Conor Coady. I don’t think he played one minute at the Euros for example. But he was incredible around the place.
“So positive, trained relentlessly every day, didn’t complain once, and that shows the kind of character that he is. He’s a great guy anyway, but you need a full team like that and England have that.”
Trippier’s comments follow some nice words last year from Gareth Southgate’s assistant manager Steve Holland.
The Three Lions number two said that the 29-year-old was his player of the tournament.
Wolves star Coady is clearly well respected within the England camp
These comments from Trippier further suggest how good Coady is behind the scenes.
He didn’t play a minute for England at the Euros, but still came in for high praise for his contributions.
There’s a strong chance that Coady will be heading to Qatar for the World Cup at the end of the year.
It could be that he doesn’t play much, if at all again.
But his leadership and professionalism are two very important traits and it would be a surprise if Southgate didn’t turn to him once again.