Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp insists he wants Niko Kranjcar to remain at White Hart Lane.
The Croatia international has been linked with both Everton and Monaco after failing down the Spurs pecking order this season.
However, Kranjcar is determined to stay and fight for his place, and Redknapp has now praised the 26-year-old’s work ethic.
He told Tottenham’s official twitvid page: “I love Niko.
“Gareth Bale’s been playing so well: what can you do? Niko likes to play off the left, really. He’s not so happy on the right.
“You couldn’t meet a better boy and he’s a fantastic footballer, good pro, just gets on with it. If they were all like Niko, it’d be an easy job, this.
“He comes out every day, wants to work. He’s not a problem.”