Steven Pienaar has praised Everton boss David Moyes.
The South African international, who has failed to agree a new deal at Goodison Park with just a year left to run on his existing deal has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur.
Pienaar said: â€œThe gaffer has always been there to help me. Heâ€™s the one who took me to England and had a lot of confidence in me.
â€œWhen someone shows you that kind of respect you really want to pay them back someday and all I had to do was work very hard because I knew the talent was there. He demands a lot from the players and always emphasises teamwork.
â€œIâ€™ve often wondered when he gets chance to go to sleep because he is the hardest working manager Iâ€™ve ever come across and that has rubbed off on his players as well.
â€œEveryone has to give 100% no matter how good you are.â€
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