I remember watching him in a match away to Arsenal. We were playing 4-3-3 and he went on one of his runs and tried to put a cross in but was a bit tired, so it went out. Then he stood there, hands on knees, blowing as the game carried on and Arsenal went down the other end, leaving Monreal the freedom of that side is the pitch. Martinez told him to stay up there and not bother coming back. He was the only player on the pitch doing that. Italy is slower paced and perhaps suits him more.