"They are more free-flowing, that comes from the manager," Meulensteen said.
"In many ways you see the team through the eyes of the manager. Roberto is a manager who wants the team to play football based on possession, based on flooding people forward, based on pace. You see that. It's a different challenge to overcome.
"I know Roberto really well, we've discussed football going back as far as when he was still the manager at Swansea. But what I like about Roberto is when he had four years at Wigan and endured some tough times.
"Every week I always respected the way he handled himself in the media, and always stuck true to his principles, no matter how tough it was going to get. Fantastic.
"My style is a mixture of where I come from, in Holland, based on good possessional play but with an attacking intent.
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