‘I will destroy everyone’ – Man City’s Ruben Dias on winning mentality and leadership qualities
Manchester City defender Ruben Dias has opened up on his journey to the top level of football.
The Portugal centre-back has been instrumental since he arrived at City, establishing himself as a key figure at the heart of Pep Guardiola’s defence. He recently endured a spell on the sidelines through injury but has since returned as he aims to help his side defend their Premier League crown and win a maiden Champions League trophy.
City currently lead the way in the Premier League ahead of rivals Liverpool and are on course to reach another Champions League final after beating Real Madrid on Tuesday. And the 24-year-old has outlined his desire to constantly improve.
“I had good influences at home, I was always taught to look for mistakes in myself before looking in others. In the same way that you cultivate a winning culture in a club, you can also do it in a person,” he said on the WibCast podcast (via Sport Witness).
“Opportunities will come and what makes the difference is whether you’re ready to grab them or not. I give more and more importance to the family.
“But since I was very young, I never saw the fact of talking to a psychologist as a problem that I could have or a fault of mine. I always saw how it is through him that I will destroy everyone, they won’t even see me arrive.”