So far this year he has had bust ups with Celtic's Scott Brown, Stoke's Andy Wilkinson, Spurs' Micheal Dawson and Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor last week.
"I am a target of course, so it is difficult to avoid certain things, I try to control my anger. Sometimes it's not easy, though, and it is something I have to improve on. Sometimes it is difficult because of the atmosphere in the stadium and the importance of the game. I'm only 24 but I have a lot of experience of big games and that helps because you learn through situations.
"If someone kicks me, I get up and I go again. I am not afraid of being kicked, it is part of the game. I see it as a challenge that they have to kick me to stop me."
“The peak of my career is now. I don’t have a weakness but I do have parts of my game that need work. If you stop trying to improve and think that you are complete, you go backwards — so I am not finished yet.”
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