“But that is not the point. He’s one of the best midfield players – I could say the best in the world.
“I understand the word ‘impact’ but I am not worried about it and I also don’t think he’s worried with [making] an impact or an immediate impact’.
“I see him very calm, I see him very comfortable in this role of a star player and feeling very well under that skin. I don’t see him under pressure, I don’t see him in training trying to do things to show that he’s different, to show that he’s better.
“I think his impact will be something very natural, something that maybe for your eyes will not become an ‘impact’ but in my eyes it will be a progressive impact of contribution to improve the team, because that’s what he’s here for, to win trophies, so I see a very natural process.
“I’m not expecting the first time he touches the ball for him to dribble five guys and score a wonder goal. I expect the first time he touches the ball to make a correct pass, then make a good selection of passes, a good choice, a good simple execution and keep the game fluid.”