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Ruben Neves likens Wolves teammate Conor Coady's leadership to Ruben Dias

Ruben Neves has heaped praise on his Wolverhampton Wanderers teammate Conor Coady.

The midfielder has given an interview with Express & Star, and has discussed a variety of things including his happiness in the Black Country and his amazing season in the Championship upon joining the club.

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The topic of being one of the leaders in the squad also came up and therefore, naturally, the influence of captain Coady.

It is a well known fact that Coady is loud, and Neves has revealed his vocal style reminds him of a player who has been one of the standout performers in the Premier League this season.

He said: “Of course, we see Conor on the pitch and he’s amazing.

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“I’ve never played with a player like him. Well, actually, when I played in the Portugal squad when I was young, we had a player like him that was always talking and helping the team.

“That was Ruben Dias, who is in Manchester City now.

“So, he’s the second centre-half I’ve played with who talks and helps the team that much. Conor always gives us the best instructions to do our best on the pitch.”

Neves claim comes as no surprise

It is becoming quite well known how much of a leader Dias is at City.

The £65 million star (Sky Sports) has been a major influence for Pep Guardiola’s side since his arrival last summer.

It’s good to hear that Neves believes Coady is like Dias even if only in a leadership sense – obviously it is a very important trait for someone to have and is something that can have huge bearing on other players.