"It might not work everywhere, so you can have a little advantage on some teams,’ he said. ‘There is an opportunity for us. But, when you finish the season strongly like we do, you prepare for next season because you go into it with more certainty.
"Last year we had a new team and we have built up some belief and, of course, we want to use it to win the Newcastle game on Sunday. But the game is also for next season, to know when you have to turn up, you turn up. That makes your future stronger as well: the strength and belief that you can start strong again, that you are on a run, and you don’t interrupt that because of the summer break.
"You just know that there are some qualities in this squad that will come out next year."