Blackpool manager Ian Holloway hailed the "outstanding" performance of Charlie Adam in the 3-1 defeat by West Ham at Bloomfield Road.
The display came just 48 hours after a move to Liverpool or Tottenham failed to materialise on transfer deadline day.
Holloway said: "I'm delighted to still have him and I'm delighted the circus has stopped. People were stood outside filming with 35 seconds to go - it's great drama that you make but it is not very nice if you are involved in it.
"We have now got to thank the boy for being so good. I don't blame him for thinking about bettering himself because the money everybody else pays is quite astronomical. His time will come but until then he is with us and look how he played for us again - absolutely outstanding."
Blackpool's form is now becoming a concern after six defeats in the last seven Premier League games.
Holloway added: "To be honest I can't wait to get away from home. All these things are happening in front of our own fans and it is not nice. So, let's get away, play at Everton on Saturday and see if we can stop the rot."