Ruben Neves hails Wolves as ‘a really complete team on our best form’ and admits he would hate to play against his team-mates because of their hard work-rate
- Ruben Neves said he’d hate to play against his well-organised Wolves side
- The midfielder said he would find it hard to find spaces against his team-mates
- The Portugal international is well known for his spectacular long-range goals
Ruben Neves has admitted he’d hate to play against his Wolves side because of their tight discipline.
Neves had a rare chance to study his team-mates when he was used as a late substitute against Leeds on Monday night.
He could be recalled for today’s game at Newcastle and has an appreciation of how tough it will be for the opposition.
Ruben Neves admitted that he’d hate to play against his tough disciplined Wolves side
‘We’re a hard team to play against. We are very organised and try to be together in all moments of the game,’ said the 23-year-old midfielder.
‘I wouldn’t like to play against a team like us because it’s really hard to find spaces.
‘We have really fast players in the attack for our counter-attacks.
‘I think we are a really complete team on our best form.’
Wolves have bounced back from a 4-0 drubbing at West Ham to win twice with clean sheets.
The midfielder is famous for long-range goals and said his strikes are all about the practice
Neves said he regularly scored goals from outside the box during his time in Porto’s academy
Neves is noted for scoring spectacular goals from long range with strikes against Manchester United and Liverpool among those that have made him a YouTube hit.
‘It’s all about the training,’ he says modestly.
‘I am a midfielder so I will probably have more chances to shoot outside the box.
‘It’s a good solution as well for the team when they cannot find spaces to go inside the box.
‘Since I was young in the Porto academy, I scored a lot of goals outside the box, but I never thought I would score a lot of them as well in the professional football because it’s another level.
‘I always try to improve my technique, I always try to put the ball over the wall (on free-kicks) and then come down fast.’