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Wolves fans react as Ruben Neves yearns for Champions League return

Some Wolves fans have been reacting to comments from Ruben Neves that he wants to play in the Champions League again.

The 24-year-old experienced the competition with FC Porto before making the move to Molineux in 2017.

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He made his debut in the competition on August 20 in a match against Lille.

And then on October 25, aged just aged 18 years and 221 days. Neves then sported the captain’s armband for the club in a group stage match against Maccabi Haifa.

So he has dipped his toe in. And now Neves is yearning to return to the competition – and the player has spoken about featuring in it with Wolves.

He said in an interview with Record: “Yes [I miss it], a lot.

“I think any player that plays Champions League football and then spends a few years without competing in it will miss it.

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“I think that if I was to return to playing in the Champions League with Wolves, it would be one of the highest points in my career, because of the love I have for the club, for the city and the fans – I think it would just be perfect.”

Currently, Wolves finishing among the Champions League places seems quite a way off.

The club is in a transition phase following the summer arrival of Bruno Lage.

The new manager needs several new players for his squad if he is to mount a genuine challenge for the top four.

Wolves featured in the Europa League in the 2019/20 season. A return to that competition before the Champions League is probably more likely at this stage.

Wolves fans react to Ruben Neves’ Champions League comments

On social media, some Wolves fans caught wind of Ruben Neves’ comments about playing in the Champions League again.

Some are not surprised to hear that Neves wants to be featuring in club football’s most prestigious competition again.

He certainly has the talent now to be playing in it.

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Some could not hide their feelings about Neves saying it would be ‘perfect’ to play in the Champions League with Wolves.

Whether he sticks around long enough for that to happen is questionable, but the comments have certainly gone down well:

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