Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves has given an interview to the club website about significant stadiums he’s played at.
There was praise for Molineux’s atmosphere, which of course was sorely missed last season with games taking place behind closed doors.
He also said that Anfield is the most difficult away ground to play at and has an ‘amazing’ atmosphere.
The comments come a week after Neves was linked with a move to Liverpool this summer.
“My league debut at Molineux came against Middlesbrough and it was an amazing feeling. I’d never played in a stadium which had that kind of atmosphere before, so it was a really special game for me,” he said.
“It was my first experience of Molineux and we won as well, and I felt we would have a great season from that game.
“The home game against Aston Villa in the Championship season… was a game that I will remember forever because of the atmosphere, it was my first derby in England and it was an amazing atmosphere at Molineux.
“We won 2-0 and we played really well, and was probably the best atmosphere I’ve had here.
On the most difficult ground to play at, he added: “The most difficult to play at are the Premier League grounds because that is where we play most, and one of those is Anfield – it’s really hard to play there.
“The pressure the players put on us, the pressure the fans put on us, it’s amazing to play there, but it’s really hard.”
No need to panic
This is hardly a come-and-get-me plea. Neves was also hugely effusive in his praise of Molineux and the atmosphere Wolves fans generate there when they’re allowed in.
It was reported yesterday that Wolves would listen to reasonable offers for Neves, but none have been forthcoming from Anfield yet.
Arsenal are apparently the club who have tried hardest to sign him, but Neves remains unconvinced and plenty would have to change for the midfielder to leave the club anytime soon.
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