Fabio Borini explained on the Matchday Live with Fletch & Sav show on BT Sport 1 on Saturday morning how Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is different from his predecessor Dick Advocaat.
Allardyce was appointed the Sunderland boss last month following the departure of Dutchman Advocaat.
“He is more organised and more detailed on the preparation of the game,” said Borini when asked how Allardyce is different from Advocaat.
“The day before the game he does a little bit of tactical work, free kicks. During the week he prepares a lot more than Advocaat, and probably that makes a difference.”
Sunderland are second from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment with six points from 12 matches.
The Black Cats are currently four points behind 17th-place Newcastle United and are in real danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.
Allardyce knows the Premier League inside out and has been in this situation before with other teams.
The former Newcastle United and West Ham United manager does have his work cut out, though, and he may have to dip into the transfer market in January to strengthen his squad.
Sunderland will take on Crystal Palace away from home at Selhurst Park in the Premier League a week tomorrow.