Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has hailed the performance of Davide Santon this season.
Pardew told the Evening Chronicle: "Alongside Hatem Ben Arfa, Davide has been our best player this year.
"He's had to overcome things. The problem with Davide is when a winger gave him a bad time he took it personally.
"And he couldn't understand that. He couldn't let it go.
"This year he's had bad moments and wingers have skipped past him and he's made a bad pass. But he's coped much better with the moment after. That's the difference this year."