Carlo talking him up in some reports today. Saying he has all the attributes athletically to be a top midfielder.
Obviously will need time and hopefully the last few games this year let us see if we need to be looking for a DM in the summer or not.
I'd imagine he's trying to get his confidence levels up saying that, I wouldn't read to much in to it. If he goes on to have a decent career with us that's great, but there'll be a lot of doubts for probably quite a while either way.
We definitely need to strengthen regardless, as I said above who knows how it'll pan out for him. If he does become a fantastic player then we just have a bit more depth... That's best case scenario though, absolute best.