- Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves says he watched the birth of his third child through the phone
- The 23-year-old inspired his side to a crucial triumph over Arsenal earlier this week
- The Molineux Stadium side is 14th on the log with 26 points after 22 games so far
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Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder, Ruben Neves, has revealed that he watched his son given birth to via the phone.
The 23-year-old and his wife, Deborah welcomed their third child over the weekend and the football star could not be by her bedside during the delivery process.
He said that he counted it stressful travelling to Portugal where the baby was born and only to return and be isolated for two weeks before getting back to action.
He was quoted by SunSport saying this after scoring to help Wolves beat Arsenal to end their six games unbeaten run on Tuesday, February 2
"Yeah, I watched it on my phone on the coach when we were coming back from Crystal Palace.
"Of course I wanted to be there but that's the world we live in at the moment. So we need to get used to it. We need to do everything we can to solve things because we are in big problems.
"My wife went to Portugal because her doctor is from there. She had problems with our first baby so we always want to go with the same doctor.
"So that's why it was our decision to have the baby in Portugal.
"I thought from that time I would be able to go but apparently I needed to stay here because if I go I will need to stay out of two or three games when I come back. It's my job so I prefer to stay here."
Although the win over Arsenal was good, it, however, does not mean they can rest on their oars as they currently occupy the 14th position with 26 points from 22 games this campaign.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Arsenal’s six-game unbeaten run in the Premier League came to an end in dramatic fashion as Wolverhampton completed the double over them for the first time in 40 years.
In an extremely tense encounter, the Gunners finished the game with nine men after David Luiz and Bernd Leno were sent off in either side of the halves.
A win for the Gunners would have taken them up to sixth on the log and Mikel Arteta’s boys were fully aware of this fact as they created some early chances in the opening exchanges.