Pardew thinks he does brilliantly.
āHeās a Rolls Royce player and a Rolls Royce person too,ā the manager told The Journal. āHeās a really nice fella. Iād seen him play internationally a few times and a few times for Newcastle before I came here, but you never appreciate what sort of player they are until you have spent three weeks with them on the training ground.
āI was pleasantly surprised at what a hardworking, disciplined footballer he was. This year he has been outstanding. I would definitely say he has been our best player. Heās probably unfortunate he isnāt getting selected for the national team.
āHeās the best centre-back Iāve worked with.ā