"He can stand certain levels of pressure, whereas many of our players are not accustomed to fighting for the top. We lacked someone who could have the calm to play an important corner well or pick the right pass.
"As soon as we had a bit of a mini-crisis this season, we started wasting numerous chances and pinning teams like Chievo back without being able to win. Against Sassuolo, Hernanes put the ball in the right spot and Walter Samuel nodded in.
"I think that experience, calm, confidence and class was what we were missing. It will also have an effect on those around him."
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