Wolverhampton Wanderers youngster Pascal Estrada believes himself to be a Toni Kroos-type player.
The 19-year-old is the latest academy star to participate in the ongoing ‘One to Eleven’ series on the club’s official website.
Estrada featured for Wolves at the weekend against Coventry City, but only came on right at the end.
That was his second appearance in pre-season, after he played the second-half against Crewe Alexandra in the first game.
Fans can be forgiven for not knowing a great deal about Austrian Estrada, who has been at the club for three years.
To provide some insight for fans, Estrada has spoken about his style.
He said: “I like to see myself as a Toni Kroos-type player as I’m confident on the ball and like to keep it simple, playing for the team, and I’m a good technician.
“Since I’ve moved back to defence, I’ve become stronger on the ball, and see one-v-ones against attackers as one of my strong points.”
Estrada went on to say he looks up to the likes of Willy Boly and Romain Saiss, describing the pair as having ‘really high quality’.
He especially likes Boly, describing the Ivorian as ‘a unit’.
A ball-playing CB to look out for?
It’s interesting Estrada likens himself style-wise to Toni Kroos, who of course, has been one of the world’s best midfielders in recent times.
He was previously a midfield player though, so he’s likely going to have strong passing attributes.
He hasn’t seen many minutes in pre-season up to now, but Estrada is a name for Wolves fans to look out for.