The former Feyenoord youngster told the Daily Echo: "Every day, he wants 100 per cent intensity on the training pitch. His work ethic is similar to Conte for me.
"Even outside of training, he is always watching clips and things like that. He is always on it and that lifts everyone to work hard.
"Both of them are 100 per cent focused on the training pitch and want to help everyone in trying to get tactically right and make everyone better. What they put into their work is really good."