At a press conference ahead of Sunday’s game at Everton’s home, coach Bruno Lage once again praised Rúben Neves.
“He is a very good player in my opinion. I did not know Ruben [Neves], this is the first time that I have worked with him and it has been a great pleasure. I know he gave an interview to the club channels and one of the things was when he said he can do ten good things but when he fails one the coach will be there and that’s the pressure that I want. He is a player who wants to improve, he knows what I expect from him and I think he can put us on a different level. He’s an amazing person, a top player and he deserves all the best. We really enjoyed what he did on Thursday [vitória por 4-0 sobre o Watford com um grande golo de Rúben Neves]but he is already focused on repeating the performance against Everton,” said Bruno Lage.
On the game side, the Portuguese coach expects difficulties: “Everton have a new coach [Frank Lampard], another way of playing, sometimes with four defenders, sometimes with five. We will see. What I do know is that the coach has experience, he was a great player and Everton have great quality players. I expect another game like all the others in the Premier League, a tough game, but we have to go boldly and play our game.”