"I used to get told I was too offensive to play in the Premier League.
"But if you look at all the best full-backs in the world, they all help at the other end of the pitch - the likes of Gianluca Zambrotta, Cafu, Ashley Cole.
"If you come from the lower leagues, I think you appreciate it a bit more.
"I have always backed myself to keep my place once I have got it.
"Some people may perceive that as arrogant but I am just a confident person.
"It would be the same whatever club I was playing for."