Pedro Neto has lavished praise on his Wolves teammates Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho, branding them both ‘leaders’ at the club.

The winger has given an in-depth interview to O Jogo in which he has spoken about several of his Portuguese teammates at Molineux.

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The 20-year-old has branded Nelson Semedo ‘an excellent signing’, Fabio Silva a player with ‘immense quality’ and Daniel Podence a ‘mini Hazard’.

On Wolves’ two midfield maestro’s Neto said (O Jogo): “Ruben Neves and João Moutinho are the stars of the squad, perhaps they are with whom I spend the most time, perhaps because we have similar ways of thinking.

“On the field they are leaders, they like to play, to have the ball.”


Moutinho is certainly of the age where one might expect him to have given that ‘leader’ tag, but to hear Neto also describe Neves as such is particularly encouraging.

Neves leadership qualities welcome

Perhaps Wolves having such a young squad now gives Neves little choice but to show leadership.

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He’s still only 23 years old, but having been at the club for over three years after joining for £16 million in 2017 (BBC Sport) it seems he feels confident enough to assume that role within the dressing room.

In theory, the more time he spends in the company of Moutinho, the better he will become in all aspects.

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