Ruben Neves says he’s in rude health ahead of Wolves’ return to action this weekend.
The Wanderers midfielder, who has been linked with a move to champions in waiting Liverpool during the suspension of the season, is itching to get back out onto the pitch after the Premier League restarted on Wednesday evening.
Wolves’ first opponents will be relegation threatened West Ham United at the London Stadium on Sunday - a venue that prompts fond memories of Wolves’ last trip there last season - and there’s a Europa League campaign to resume on the horizon, too.
Neves has been desperately missed football in the last few months, because of the coronavirus pandemic, and is quite ready for the marathon of matches that is set to hit Nuno’s old gold squad in the coming weeks.
“We are really excited to play,” Neves told the club’s official website. “We were not playing since this all happened, so it’s a great feeling to be back again, preparing the game, trying to see some of the opponent details, and it’s really good for us to be back and be back on track.
“I’ve missed football a lot. I think I’ve never had such a long time stopping before, even holidays are less time than it has been, so I really miss playing and I think all the players feel the same. So, we’re really excited to be back into the games and back in the Premier League.
“I’m feeling really well. I think all of the team is really well prepared. Our staff team did a great job with us but, to be honest with you, the intensity of the game is completely different from the training sessions.”