“I don't want to tell myself I'm a Premier League player," he says. "I don't want to do that to myself yet, until I've played half of the games that these guys in the changing room have played. I don't want to see myself like that.
“Literally, you could play 50 games and then never play in the Premier League again.
"I want to feel like I'm always working for the next 50, and then the next 50. I don't want to ever say: 'You know what, I've actually done it now.'"