"One of my characteristics is that I keep believing to the end and chase every ball until it is off the pitch or the goalkeeper has it.
"At half-time yesterday, Pippo Inzaghi advised me to play between the two central defenders and a little deeper. He is always right and his words mean a lot to me.
"I see the youth team as my squad. I didn't expect to make so many appearances in the first-team this season because at the start of the campaign I was struggling to even get into the Primavera. I have worked hard and slowly arrived at this point."