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Matija Sarkic names the two Wolves players whose English needs to improve

Wolves goalkeeper Matija Sarkic has been speaking about his impressive communication skills, in a fascinating interview with the Express & Star.

The 24-year-old took some time out to speak to the publication about the education he had growing up, and how things are in the Wolves dressing room.

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Sarkic will be playing back-up to Jose Sa in 2022/23, replacing John Ruddy.

Since joining Wolves a couple of years ago he has been out on loan to Shrewsbury Town and Birmingham City, with his stint with the latter last season being cut short due to injury.

It has been very easy for Sarkic to reintegrate with the rest of the Wolves squad, as he is multilingual.

He speaks four languages – English, French, Dutch and Montenegrin.

He said: “Communication is a dying art, it’s really important and the manager wants it as well.

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“In a team where there’s so many different languages, it’s important to have someone who can link it together. That’s something in my favour.”

Sarkic then stated that the level of English in the dressing room is generally quite good, apart from just a couple of players.

“Right now everyone’s English is pretty good, apart from maybe Yerson and Rayan. With Rayan it’s fine because I can speak to him in French but with Yerson, I need to learn a few words and football phrases in Spanish. I know ‘left shoulder’ or ‘right shoulder’.”

Hugely impressive from Matija Sarkic as star reveals he speaks four languages

To speak four languages is nothing short of amazing.

It’s clear that Sarkic takes great pride in being able to communicate with everyone, and the fact he’s keen to improve his Portuguese just shows what an excellent character he has.

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Hopefully Ait-Nouri and Mosquera will both soon be able to improve their English.

The pair are hugely promising, and having a great command of the English language will only better their development.

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