Tottenham winger Gareth Bale has talked up manager Andre Villa Boas' role in his recent development.
The 23-year-old scored a career-best 26 goals in 44 appearances for the London club in 2012-13, form which has seen him linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
But Bale, who is under contract with Spurs until 2016, has hinted that he could remain at White Hart Lane by discussing his happiness with life under Villas-Boas.
"He has helped me in all aspects of my game," he told Spurs TV. "In training we have been working on things that I can do in games and in games he has given me the confidence to do what I want and do what I do best, which is a massive thing for a player.
"Everyone was excited about him coming in. He is a young manager and he has got a great past at Porto. Maybe not so much at Chelsea but given time, like he has been this season, he has shown what a good manager he is. It has been a very exciting time for the club.
"He has tried his own tactics, his new style of play with us. Sometimes it does take a bit of time just to get used to it and at the start of the season I think that was a bit difficult. But we adapted and got stronger and stronger."
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez spoke of his desire to sign Bale this week, describing the Welshman as "an investment".