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“I will be extremely disappointed if it doesn’t happen, I don’t even want to think about it. Every day when I walk into the training ground I ask about him. Why? Because last year he played a lot of games for us. He was brilliant on the pitch. You can be versatile with him on the pitch, you can change systems without changing the players.”

“Everybody loves him. He makes every player around him better - he is one of those, a silent or unsung hero. That is why every day I ask has he come, is it improving, is it improving? That’s how high I value him.”

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