“He’s one of the best!” – Ruben Neves selects Liverpool midfielder as his toughest Premier League opponent
Wolverhampton Wanderer’s star midfielder Ruben Neves has chosen Liverpool’s Ace midfielder, Thiago Alcantara, as his toughest opponent in the Premier League.
When speaking to The Athletic, the midfielder said that he admires Thiago Alcantara because of his intelligence and his physicality on the pitch.
The Portuguese star has made 27 appearances this season and has contributed 4 goals and 2 assists so far.
Speaking of midfielders he looks up to, Neves picked out Xabi Alonso and Sergio Busquets as his role models.
“[Alonso and Sergio Busquets] are references for me. It’s an honor to play against them and to have their shirt at home.”
When asked about his toughest opponent on the pitch, Neves spoke about Thiago and Kante in the Premier League:
“Alonso and Busquets, who I mentioned earlier, but I will also say one from the Premier League is Thiago.
“When I played against Xabi Alonso (at Bayern), Thiago was there as well, that was a hard game!”
“Thiago is one of the hardest,” Neves said. “So smart. Quality, physicality, he’s one of the best.
“I can say N’Golo Kante as well, it’s impossible to take the ball from him and, defensively, he’s a monster. But my first choice would be Thiago.”
After an injury prominent first season with Liverpool, Thiago is slowly starting to show his class at the club this season.