"We did need to change and there is an air of confidence about us now," he added. "But it is controlled, you don't want it to be too arrogant. The main thing is to keep progressing and keep our feet on the ground."
"Last season we got a lot of uncalled-for negative publicity because the goals weren't flowing freely," City defender Joleon Lescott said. "But this year we have the belief and the confidence to score more goals."