Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, says his team has rediscovered their form after he told his players to “stop running”.
City are on a six-game winning streak, their longest of the season.
Victory over Brighton at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday will move Guardiola’s side to within a point of champions Liverpool with a game in hand.
The Spaniard says the return to form, particularly going forward, has been triggered by his request for his players to “walk.”
“The only difference is that we run less,” Guardiola told a news conference on Tuesday.
“We were running too much. When you play football you have to walk — or run much much less.
“Without the ball you have to run. But with the ball you stay more in the position and let the ball run, not you. And we improved in these games, in these terms.”