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.
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.
“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.
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:
If that is not a call from Ruben for Fosun to back the team & the manager then I don’t know if it could be made any clearer. If they miss this opportunity to take Wolves to a higher level then they do not deserve our best players & the fans support. Lets see how this now pans out
— Doctor Rock1 (@DoctorRock101) December 30, 2021
@rubendsneves_ legend 🤍
— soph (@sophiaeclayton) December 29, 2021
Really really hope we can get european football this season just for the sake of him
— . (@SuperJoseSa) December 29, 2021
The fact you are still with us, combined with your passion for Wolves makes me believe. Why? WHY NOT? History is made by visionaries… that’s when the impossible becomes possible! Go for it Ruben… and inspire others to believe
— Brian Burton (@brianjburton) December 30, 2021
Jeff needs to match our star players ambition or sell up
— ▪️🐺▪️ (@Adam11520205) December 29, 2021
What a man. Hopefully we can make his dream come true
— Get Neves to the UCL (@jack200521) December 29, 2021
Let’s make it happen
— Ed. (@eddiecinematic) December 29, 2021
He really is a future Wolves captain. https://t.co/dCbUu2wdzA
— Ali (@aliward_96) December 30, 2021
Truly believe he wants this however I’m struggling to see the board matching his ambitions 🤔🐺 https://t.co/ns0vKebSDZ
— Wandering Wolf (@WV1Wolf) December 30, 2021
make him captain asap https://t.co/AsKpJDKAlV
— Leighton Binder (@LeightonBinder) December 30, 2021
I could cry https://t.co/u779wcyEFs
— Will (@williamtturn) December 30, 2021
Build team around this man I don’t care the cost https://t.co/4UfmwXd02z
— james (@WWFCjamess) December 30, 2021
Please never leave https://t.co/nz1Gjp2k92
— n🏴 (@nathjones00) December 30, 2021