“I just felt we needed someone to make us play that bit better and maybe give us a different type of player and different style. That is not to say we will play that way in every game but I just felt we needed something different. Juan’s contribution has always been his assists and his goals and I thought he has really come up trumps. He has been very good in the games he has played. He has played really well and he has made us better. He hasn’t had the goals in the other games but I really thought he played fine in the games. But recently he’s started to get the goals and, more importantly, the assists as well. Over the last few seasons in the Premier League Juan Mata is one of the best assist-makers and he’s always got himself a good tally of goals and we needed that and he has come up with the goods now.”