“He is never negative. He’s never let our heads go down, he’s always been motivating the team, letting us know what we are capable of, what we demonstrated last year and for us to look ahead,” he said. “He knows what we can achieve.”
“It’s difficult, isn’t it? Unfortunately in football injuries are something that can always happen. It has affected us, of course.
“It was a great loss to our team to lose three great players in Virgil, Joe and Jota before Joel as they are all players who contribute a lot and show what they’re capable of. But we’re not negative about this.
“We always aim to think about the players available in the squad and look to do our best with the players we have. Always thinking positively, believing in our potential and what we can achieve.”