those players teach you a lot by the way they play. The most important thing is to understand that you give what is best for the team. If you need a goal, it might be me scoring or providing a pass. Now I understand what I’m going to do and when the right moment is to do it.
Did you notice yourself that there was a moment when that clicked or did it happen over time?
I had to listen to the manager and players like Giggsy – he gives me advice all the time. That’s made me more mature, and I understand the game and the Premier League even more. If I’m doing well, it’s because I’m working hard, but a lot of it is because of the manager and players like Giggsy.
You look really confident in your own ability when you’re playing…
When you are playing well, you feel confident. And when you are confident, you feel like anything is possible. If you have the quality, you just need to be confident and then you can produce your best football.
Are we seeing the complete Nani now, or is there still more to come?
As a player I think that I’m nearly complete. Now I can say I am one of the top players in the world. I play for the best club in the world and I play every game, and I think my role in the team is to score goals or set up goals so that this team can win games.
Is that important to you to know that and to believe it?
Yes, of course. You have to believe in yourself and believe in your abilities. That’s how you become the best player you can be.