The West Bromwich Albion midfielder is vital to their cause.
West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has been speaking to the Birmingham Mail about a Baggies player that does not always get the credit he deserves.
Claudio Yacob has played 115 times for West Brom, including 30 times this season, but it is often the more attack-minded players who earn the plaudits while the defensive midfielder quietly goes about his business.
But Pulis has moved to changed that, telling the Birmingham Mail, “Yac is an unsung hero for us. He’s a fantastic lad.”
The 28-year-old was again at his best when West Brom overcame Manchester United 1-0 at The Hawthorns on Sunday, even if goal-scorer Salomon Rondon and skipper Darren Fletcher stole the headlines for their own impressive contributions.
Every good team needs those hard-working players who keep their head down and get on with their job despite the lack of praise, and the Baggies have one of the best in the English top flight in the form of Yacob.
When he does ultimately leave the club, Pulis will have a sizeable hole to fill and he knows it.