Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane heaped praise on Wolves defender Conor Coady following his side’s 2-1 win against Arsenal at the Emirates.
Keane drools over Coady
The 27-year-old featured alongside Willy Boly at the back for the West Midlands outfit as goals from Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence before half-time were enough to earn a hard-earned victory.
Things weren’t all positive for the visitors. Star striker Raul Jimenez suffered a nasty injury after clashing heads with David Luiz early in the game. But despite this, Wolves defended resolutely and got three points in London (via Fotmob).
Coady is proving to be a favourite figure for some, which was highlighted by Match of the Day regular Gary Lineker, who identified him as an ‘admired and popular’ figure after he scored his first goal for England (cited by Birmingham Mail).
Speaking on Sky Sports (29/11, 9:31 pm), Keane was impressed with what he saw from the Liverpool-born centre-back and understands why he wears the captain’s armband for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
“Wolves were excellent,” he said. “Obviously it was a huge disappointment and shock from the bad injury. They recovered well, played some really good football, played a couple of excellent goals.
“We spoke before the game about Coady, playing in the back four, He was excellent once again, showed some great leadership skills in a big win for Wolves.”
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This was a huge win for the club and Coady led from the back, helping his side adjust the shape and keep possession by barking instructions to his teammates.
This helped them create more chances than Arsenal and win more duels than Mikel Arteta’s team also (Fotmob).
Coady alone made an astonishing 10 clearances and only lost possession six times (Sofascore), and is rightly one of the first players on the Portuguese tactician’s starting line-up each and every week.
Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was kept quiet during the game, and Coady was a big reason for that. This is the sort of form he will look to take to Anfield when they face Liverpool in their next game.
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