‚ÄúThere was always talk about him from about the age of 13 or 14 at Southampton,‚ÄĚ recalled Delap. ‚ÄúEveryone knew he was going to be a player one day and it‚Äôs nice to see he‚Äôs also kept his feet on the ground as well.
‚ÄúHe‚Äôs now started to turn into the player we knew he could be back then when he came into the side at 16 and started tearing people apart with his pace.
‚ÄúHis dad used to come into the ground quite a bit at Southampton and he was a really nice and down-to-earth person.
‚ÄúThe way he‚Äôs been brought up has been very important because he‚Äôs never been one of those big-headed lads bigging himself up.
‚ÄúHe seems to be right in the head to this day and I‚Äôm sure that will be a big help to him in the future.‚ÄĚ