Portugal v Luxembourg - 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
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Neves sends message after reaching 25 Portugal caps

Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves got his 25th cap for Portugal last night.

Neves came off the bench in the second half of the 5-0 thrashing of Luxembourg in World Cup qualifying.

After the game, Neves posted about his pride in reaching the milestone on Instagram.

His message translated to: “Very happy to reach 25 caps for our country, may there be many more.

“Excellent work from everyone and another important victory.”

Wolves teammate Pedro Neto was in the comments reacting to the achievement, sending a message which translated to ‘beautiful’.

In his 17 minutes on the pitch on his 25th cap, Neves found time to lay on an assist for Cristiano Ronaldo.

That helped Ronaldo score a hat-trick as Portugal took a step closer to making it to Qatar next year.

Neves is experienced but still only 24 and has plenty of time ahead to pick up more caps at international level.

The assist and the milestone should ensure he returns to Wolves full of confidence for the matches ahead.