James Maddison admits the sheer extent to which he has excelled at Norwich City this season has surprised even himself - despite 'being full of self-belief'.
The attacking midfielder has shone in a breakthrough campaign at Carrow Road, with a host of assists to accompany the 15 goals he has to his name.
"Looking back at the season, I can be extremely happy with how it's gone personally," Maddison told reporters when previewing Saturday's Sky Bet Championship game at Preston.
"I've grown so much as a person and as a player. When Daniel Farke came in he gave me a chance and I've loved every minute.
"I love playing football and you always need that person to give you a chance."
Deepdale holds a special place in the young playmaker's heart, having made his league bow for City there towards the end of last season - netting late on to help wrap up a 3-1 victory.
"To score on my Championship debut was a special moment I'll never forget," he added.
"From there, I've enjoyed every moment of being able to play so many games this season. I love life at Norwich City.
"My family have always been great and have always travelled up and down the country to watch me. I just want to continue making them proud."