The 25 year old said: "I am very grateful for the comments he has made.
"But first and foremost I am even more grateful for the faith he has shown in me since I signed for the club.
"It is always very difficult when you are changing countries, changing leagues, changing style of football.
"But now I am in my second season here I feel more settled than ever and I am very happy both on and off the field.
"That is thanks to the man sat next to me, his backroom staff and my team-mates.
"Because I am happy off the field I am showing good form on it now."