The Dutchman praised Ross Barkley who scored an excellent individual goal, but also said that the ball is firmly in the player’s court when it comes to a new deal.
He said, “I am really proud of the players’ record at home this season with 13 wins in the 19 games.
“We did not have the aggression and intensity in the first half, but we were better after the break.
“Ross’s goal is what we need, more goals from midfield. We hope that he will sign the contract, but it is not up to me, or the board, it is up to the player. We have offered Ross a really good contract. We cannot wait until the summer, until August.
“I am really happy. I think that we have had a really good season, finishing behind the big six in the Premier League.
“We need to do better away from home, but that is for next season.”
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