He told the Sunday Mirror: “This is what we wanted because the last couple of years it just hasn’t happened for us.
“The seasons have just petered out really so this is all a bit of a contrast to that.
“This is what we want at this club, to be involved in three competitions.
“When we won the Treble in 1999 we expected to kick on from there. We didn’t do that. But hopefully, now, this can be our year again.
He added: “My drive has never really been about the buzz of winning. I am driven by the fear of disappointment and losing.
“The winning buzz fades quickly. the main thrill is making it to the top. When you are there it’s like, ‘OK great, but what now?'”