Nick Dal Santo believes West Coast gun midfielder Luke Shuey is “severely underrated”.
Shuey played a remarkable game on Saturday in the Eagles’ six-point win over Hawthorn, kicking a goal to go with his 39 disposals, 11 clearances, 11 inside 50s and nine tackles.
Dal Santo believes the 2018 Norm Smith medallist deserves more credit for his output which has him averaging 27.1 disposals and 11 contested possessions so far this season.
“He’s done it a few times this year where he’s single-handedly won the game for the Eagles,” the former St Kilda star said on SEN Breakfast.
“I think he’s severely underrated. We don’t hear his name get brought up that often and maybe that’s because they (Eagles) are tucked up over on the other side of the world.
“I think the only bit that may get diluted with Luke Shuey is that they have so many good players at the moment.
“He digs in and he’s a little workhorse. I find him similar to someone like Dayne Zorko.
“He wins his own football, gets the ball going forward and we speak about trust and we speak about trust and you talk about last quarters when the job has to be done, he’s done it multiple times.
“You can look to him as a leader and know he’ll do whatever it takes to get over the line.”
Shuey and the Eagles return home after the win over the Hawks to face Fremantle in the Western Derby at Optus Stadium on Saturday night.