Sebastian Larsson has told the Sunderland Echo that he felt things began to click for him back in pre-season.
Larsson has recently been crowned Sunderland's Player of the Season, with that accolade just reward for the form he has shown over the course of the campaign.
The Swede has been a consistent performer for the Black Cats and Larsson says that he went into the season feeling like it could be a productive one for him.
“I felt right at the start of pre-season this year that things are clicking a little bit better for me," he explained
“And I think I have managed to keep a consistent performance level throughout the season.
“If we do secure our status I will be fairly pleased with my season."
Larsson was moved into a more central role by Gus Poyet, and seems to have thrived in the middle of the park.
The 29-year-old has generally been used out wide throughout his career, but his lack of pace meant that Poyet decided to switch him inside.
He will be very appreciative of that tactical tweak now and the hope is that Larsson can maintain his form through the final three games of the season.
One more win should be enough to preserve their Premier League status for another year, and they will be relying on Larsson to help get them over that line.