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Ruben Dias Says He is the Greatest Portuguese Defender EVER!

Mudeet Arora
Ruben Dias believes he is the greatest Portuguese defender in history
Ruben Dias believes he is the greatest Portuguese defender in history / Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images

Manchester City's title winning centre-back Ruben Dias has gone ahead and confidently claimed that he is the best Portuguese centre-back in history.

Dias has been immense for Pep Guardiola's side since his €68 million move from Benfica in last summer's transfer window.

He has led City from defence to reclaim the Premier League title from Liverpool and has had a similar impact that Virgil van Dijk had when he led the Reds to European and domestic glory respectively in the last two seasons.

Despite just being 23, Dias already believes he is the greatest Portuguese defender ever, putting himself above Ricardo Carvalho.

While speaking to the Premier League's youtube channel, Dias was asked who he thinks is the best centre-back to come from Portugal, ever.

He replied, "Can it be me?"

The hosts then replied back to him stating, "Yes."

Dias then added, "Then it is me."

The centre-back was then asked "What about Ricardo Carvalho?"

Dias answered, "Also fantastic, but to be better you have to believe it first."

While, one can say that Dias got a bit ahead of himself in that interview. He's just 23-years-old now and we surely believe if not now, he may become the greatest Portuguese defender of all time by the time he hangs up his boots.