MANCHESTER CITY star Ruben Dias goes to so many football matches he always gets stick from his pop star girlfriend April Ivy.
The centre-back says he loves to learn by watching as many matches as possible but his other half is always quick to ask: "You're going to ANOTHER game?!"
Dias, 23, is City's record signing – arriving for £63million from Benfica in September last year.
And he has been a revelation for Pep Guardiola's side this season as they march towards the Premier League title.
City have conceded just 17 times with the Portuguese international in the team this season.
And, alongside John Stones, has cemented himself as first choice centre-back.
The youngster revealed he is a student of the game and has always watched as much football as he can in order to learn as much as possible.
But he also admitted his pop star girlfriend April, 21, gives him stick for his obsession.
He told Uefa's website: "Many times my girlfriend turns to me and says 'Oh, you're going to see another game?!'
"And I always say to you in a joke 'let me read a little more of my book'.
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"There is always a new opportunity to learn, a part of the game that you can analyse, to see a goal that a team suffers, how the team failed to try to prevent it or to see how it prevented it from happening.
"From a young age, encouraged by my father, I got used to learning something in everything I see and not just seeing the game as a show but as a study material.
"I didn't learn from just one, two or three players. I learned from 10, 20 or 30. I learned from everything I saw."
City can clinch the Premier League title with a win over Chelsea on Saturday night.
And they can also clinch their first ever Champions League title if they manage to beat the Blues in the Istanbul final on May 29.
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