“The way Tugay is playing at 38, he can keep going for another couple of years,” said Ince.
“He reminds me of Teddy Sheringham, who was never blessed with pace but played until he was 41.
“He gives the side composure when we’re under pressure. The lads enjoy playing with him and feel good around him.
“Tugay is like the grandad of the team, who looks after the boys. He was fantastic.
“He’s fit, is the first one in for training, the last one out and trains hard. The game has changed nowadays and players can last longer.”