The Belgian international scored his first goal for the Clarets on Saturday against Hull City.
“He's less combative than Joey (Barton), but he's a very good technician, as you saw with his goal and some of his controlled passing, his belief in having the ball and dealing with it, which is a big part of why we brought him in," said the Clarets chief to the Lancashire Evening Telegraph.
“We bought him here to add to the group, and we think he can do that.
“He's very experienced, he wanted the challenge of the Premier League, arguably people might have overlooked him and it might have been his last chance in the Premier League, and he's here to enjoy it.
“He's certainly up for the challenge, he was captaining sides at a very young age, and that usually shows a maturity.
“I was really pleased with him. He leads by example, he's enjoying the group and settling in well."