"We have a few players who have improved, and he is one of them. His work-rate is tremendous, his composure, timing of the runs and final ball is great. That was not the case before.
"On top of that, he scored a great goal tonight."
"We are talking. I am hoping to finalise it. He wants to stay, and I want him to stay, so we will find an agreement. I am not especially concerned, because I believe what he tells me."