"Winning the FA Cup was one the best days of my career," he recalled. "It's something I will cherish for the rest of my life. It's not an easy thing to win, so it's a great achievement.
"Last season was different. We found ourselves in trouble towards the bottom of the table, but the team showed a lot character to get out of it.
"We needed a lot of players with strong heads to get through it. We won some important home games but just as vital were the away games we didn't lose against other teams around us, like at Stoke, Hull and Newcastle."