He said: "You try to concentrate on your own form but you have a little look as to who is round about you.
"There have been some strange results. The top six or eight are separated by only a few points.
"It is going to be closer, because the quality has gone up. Any team can beat anyone, and you have to perform all the way throughout the season.
"It is great for us, the more teams that are competing. We can handle that. For the neutrals, it is brilliant.
"It is why the Premiership is the most exciting league in the world - because of the quality in it and the atmosphere it brings. That has certainly been the way this season."