The Celtic boss likened the 20-year-old to a "train".
Quoted by The Glasgow Evening Times, Celtic right-back Saidy Janko is thankful for the advice and motivation afforded to him by manager Brendan Rodgers - but admits he is unsure about the Northern Irishman's description of him.
The 20-year-old endured an injury-disrupted first season at Parkhead following a summer switch from Manchester United, making just 13 appearances after suffering ankle ligament damage.
The barnstorming full-back joined Celtic with a big reputation after captaining the Red Devils' reserve side, and Rodgers described him as a "train" by virtue of his speed and power.
The Swiss defender doesn't know about that comparison, but he appreciates Rodgers's faith in him all the same.
"I don't know about me being a train but the manager has been very positive with me, and the rest of the squad," he said via The Glasgow Evening Times.
"He gives me a lot of advice and he's encouraging me too. I am motivated to do well for Celtic and the manager."
Janko is expected to start tonight's visit of Lincoln Red Imps in the Champions League as Celtic look to overturn a humiliating 1-0 first-leg defeat by the semi-professional side.
Rodgers's side could and definitely should reverse the damage of last week's setback in Gibraltar, in which Janko played the full 90 minutes.