The Portuguese central defender has made a big impact despite only moving to City from Benfica at the end of September.
Manager Pep Guardiola has already praised the 23-year-old’s leadership attributes and some have tipped Dias as a potential future captain.
But asked about his leadership qualities at our pre-match press conference ahead of the Group C visit of Porto, Dias pointed to the collective mindset of the City players.
“On the matter of leadership, I have always considered in a team that every single player needs to be a leader of himself,” Dias declared as he looked ahead to the Porto clash.
“There is a leader of the team but first of all you need to be a leader of yourself.
“I have worked my entire life to be a leader of myself, to discipline myself, to work to where I want to be. Everything else comes naturally with my personality.
“The team received me very well and I will keep working the way I am. The rest will come naturally."
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