Yeah.. that’s not a hyperbole at all.Given what we know, what's more likely his thought process:
"I didn't play much last season but the manager has told what he wants from me and I know XYZ things I have to do to get into the playing XI. I can do it"
"I hate Ole, but let's sit on the bench for a few years and maybe he will get sacked? And then maybe new manager will play me? Ok let me reject the offers I am getting from other teams"
My opinion is, Donny wanting to stay and prove himself has all to do with him being humble and ambitious and feck all with Ole’s man management. In fact I think it was shockingly poor at times. If he was a different type of personality he’d be looking for a way out. Imagine if he was Argentinian..