Manchester City defender Ruben Dias has revealed what has impressed him most about the club, amid their sensational run of form.
The Portugal international arrived from Benfica in the summer and has gone on to become an integral part of City’s success this season, with Pep Guardiola’s side looking set to claim a third Premier League title in just four years.
The 23-year-old has almost singlehandedly made his new side a much more solid outfit, with 13 clean sheets from 23 league appearances so far this term a key reason behind City’s 12-point lead over Manchester United at the top of the table.
After a slow start to the campaign, Guardiola’s men kicked into gear during the festive period and are currently in the midst of a 20-game winning run in all competitions, their latest victory coming in the hard-fought 2-1 win over West Ham last weekend.
That triumph saw both Dias and centre-back partner John Stones getting on the scoresheet, the latter man seemingly having been revitalised by the presence of the summer signing alongside him.
Such an impact has unsurprisingly made the Portuguese one of the favourites for the Player of the Year award come the end of the season, although he will likely be more concerned with achieving collective silverware, with City still competing on four fronts.
According to the central defender, while he is part of an immensely talented and strong squad, it’s his new side’s ‘infinite ambition’ and desire to win that has impressed him the most,
“What makes the team is all of us,” Dias told mancity.com.
“Everyone brings a special attribute, but the team survives because all of us are good and have the right mentality,”
“We have that infinite ambition of all of us wanting to win.
“I have never seen this in any team or club like I am experiencing now.
“This desire of everyone wanting to be a part of it and wanting to be on this top level and win more and more and more, that is what makes this team.”