The Serie A side remain keen on the Under-21 centre-half, having seen a £3.5million move collapse in August when they tried to renegotiate terms at the last minute.
“We complement each other well. He is never flustered and takes chances in his game — and nine out of ten times, it goes in his favour.
“Jozo is also good with the ball and it’s all calculated. It’s a good combination of defensive aggression — we’re both quite brave — and also getting forward.
“But it’s about more than just Jozo and me. I must acknowledge the team around me, who do so well, especially Craig Gordon, who deserves a lot of credit.
“Craig gives out that calmness. He’s always there and saves the ball. The way he manages the ball just now is at a really high level.
“For the team and everyone, it’s important we keep the momentum and to do that, we need to keep as many players as possible.
“If we want to keep our winning run going, it’s important to keep players and also add some signings who will strengthen the team.”
The Dane added: “I knew we were on a good run after our 19th game unbeaten against Hamilton meant we broke a record.
“I wasn’t aware that the Lisbon Lions hold the record of 26 games unbeaten at the start of a season, but it’s amazing — what a record.
“If we can keep this up then we will have a chance to surpass that in the new year. The chance to break records doesn’t add an extra pressure.
“We don’t think about it when we’re playing the game. It’s just about winning a match.
“But we also know teams are performing better and better against us. Dundee had a really good game plan on Saturday and it was difficult at times.
“Sometimes, we can win games beautifully and, sometimes, it’s a bit more of a fight, but the team is showing different characteristics and that’s good.
“We need to be aware that teams will have 11 men in their own half at times and we need to penetrate with runs and passes.
“In the first-half against Dundee, there was a really good possession plan, but the manager also talks about our positional play and we need to combine both.
“My job as a defender when we have so much possession is to keep my concentration for 90-plus minutes because one ball can be decisive. We are all aware of being 100-per-cent focused.”