Ruben Neves believes Wolverhampton Wanderers have several leaders capable of dragging the club out of their rut.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are on an alarming run at present having failed to win any of their last eight games in the Premier League.
It is the worst run of results since Nuno took charge, and 10 points now separate Wolves from Fulham in 18th, but the Cottagers have a game in hand.
Wolves need to get back to winning ways, starting against Arsenal tonight, and will need their senior stars to stand up and be counted for.
In addition to himself, Neves believes there are three candidates to help drag Wolves out of their current rut.
He told the club’s official website: “We need to have that kind of player in the squad and I feel like I’m one of them, but we have a lot of players like this in the squad. We have a lot of experienced players.
“Conor Coady is an amazing captain and leader, John Ruddy has been here since I came and is fantastic for us, he helps us a lot, we have Joao Moutinho and I don’t need to speak about him, for everything in his career, he gets a lot of respect from the other players, so we have everything to get out of here and I truly believe we’ll do it soon.”
Wolves unbdoubtedly have good enough players to get themselves out of trouble, it is about whether they are up for the fight and having that right mentality for the situation.
Senior stars must drag Wolves up
It’s a young Wolves squad, so it is vital that the experienced heads do their bit to take ownership of the current situation.
One wonders if £5,700-a-week star Ruddy (Spotrac) might actually be worth playing in the Premier League if Rui Patricio’s form does not improve.
By all accounts he is extremely vocal on the bench but perhaps having another bellowing voice on the pitch is what is needed right now.
Former goalkeeper Nuno though will likely be very hesitant to drop Patricio, who has largely been so solid for the club since his arrival.