Jonathan Kodjia’s influence on and off the pitch cannot be underestimated.
That’s the view of Axel Tuanzebe, who praised the striker for his performance in the 2-2 draw with Stoke City.
Kodjia made one and scored one after coming off the bench in the second half.
Tuanzebe is a huge admirer of the man they call ‘Jimmy Danger’ and thinks he’s a huge asset for the football club.
He told Club TV: “Kodj is top quality – a great player to be able to bring off the bench.
“The squad this season has got good players on the bench ready to come on.
“Obviously Kodj came on and you can just see the impact he’s made. He’s made one and scored one.
“As well as his ability on the pitch, he’s just a good man, too - a great guy.
"He’s always smiling, always wanting to perform and always wanting to help the team.”
Tuanzebe also hailed the spirit in camp to come back twice for a draw - and called for a winning streak now.
He added: “It’s not the three points that we desired. But we fought well to the end to come back twice in the game.
“It was a difficult game on a very cold night. The lads did well to get a point from the game. But obviously we wanted the three points.
“The comeback showed the attitude we have in the dressing room. There’s a real togetherness. We’re always fighting for each other. We always want the best for the club.
“Obviously every game we go into, we want to win. The gaffer has engrained that into us – going into every game to win.
“Even thought we didn’t get the victory, it keeps the momentum going. That’s seven unbeaten now – and that gives us confidence.
“Now we want to convert that into a winning streak – we have the squad capable of doing that – very talented players. Let’s keep going.”