Wolverhampton Wanderers’ players will be enjoying their summer break, as they look forward to a Premier League return next season.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have breezed to promotion and the Sky Bet Championship title over the last 12 months, making short work of the second-tier and looking like a real force.
Ruben Neves has been the man to pull the strings for Nuno’s side, with the midfielder exceptional throughout the season.
The 21-year-old scored six goals and registered one assist across the season, enhancing his reputation and putting himself in contention for the Portuguese squad at this summer’s World Cup.
However, Neves, despite a magnificent 2017/18 campaign, has missed out on selection for the World Cup, with the midfielder not featuring in Portugal’s 23-man squad.
Estes são os nossos convocados para o Mundial! #ConquistaOSonho
— Portugal (@selecaoportugal) May 17, 2018
As expected, there has been a lot of reaction to the news on Neves, with many surprised that he has been overlooked for the summer’s competition.
Here is some reaction…
How did Portugal not select Ruben Neves for the World-Cup.
They have an aging squad with several players past their prime. Defensively they are very limited. I simply don’t see them getting much beyond the first knockout stage, at best. Will depend heavily on CR performances!
— Froden88 (@FArnestad) May 18, 2018
Just seen that Ruben Neves isn't going to the World Cup
Has anyone checked to see if Tim Spiers is ok?
— Jules (@Jules___R) May 18, 2018
Ruben Neves ???? https://t.co/UklAN0ZmUS
— Íris (@irismloureiro) May 18, 2018
Imagine not taking Ruben Neves and ignoring the future of the squad https://t.co/5Hs8b0yYOz
— Alex Young (@dudeyoungy) May 18, 2018
The Portugal World Cup squad is laughable; no Ruben Neves, no Nelson Semedo but somehow Bruno Alves, Quaresma, Jose Fonte, Pepe all make it?
— Egopija Everest (@iEv3rest) May 18, 2018
How does Ruben Neves not make the Portugal squad #worldcup
— Tyler James Fox (@tylerfox29) May 18, 2018
How Ruben Neves didn’t get into the Portugal squad is a absolute joke ???? #WorldCup
— Tom C (@TomCopps9) May 18, 2018
The fact that Adrien Silva has made the squad and Neves hasn’t is a disgrace. No sentimentality my arse https://t.co/G5ieFXL0UK
— José (@Jose_Ferreiraa) May 17, 2018