“It’s true. At half-time, David comes up to me to say a few things, which will remain between him and me,” Simon revealed.

“What I can tell you is that when a goalie like David comes up to you, looks to lift your spirits, knows what you’re going through and conveys his confidence in you – that’s the best thing anyone can do for you to go out for the second half and perform brilliantly, and even better in extra-time.”