“He was very shy and doesn't speak the language properly yet, but he's looked the part since he got his goal at Southampton,” said Gray. “The gaffer now makes life simpler for him and every time he gets the ball, it's just the encouragement to go, go, go. He is so quick – he's the quickest player I've played with and can just knock it and go.
“He's so fit as well and can go both ways [up and down] and he's unplayable on his day, as we saw against Liverpool. He's a threat to everyone and if you watch the games, you see the full-backs he faces and they step off him every time he gets the ball, but even then he manages to get past them. He relieves so much pressure and enables us to counter-attack. He can be whatever he wants to be.”