Manchester City have seen a positive change to their side since the introduction of Ruben Dias.
Pep Guardiola’s men have kept 17 cleansheets in their last 23 appearances.
John Stones have also featured heavily next to the Portuguese international. He said, “I think it is the work we do on the training pitch. The other day I played with Aymeric [Laporte] and we got a clean sheet, that is down to the work we do on the training pitch.
“We are always working with different partners, so we know if the manager chooses to play with a certain player. It is credit to the management staff for doing that and how we train. Credit to Ruben who has come in after his first season and had such a big impact.
“It is difficult to say why it has clicked and maybe it is a good thing that we can’t put our finger on it. I just hope it continues whoever we play with. If we can keep getting these clean sheets then I am sure we will be very happy at the end of the season.”
City have won 16 consecutive games now as Stones added, “I am thoroughly enjoying [this campaign]. I think at one point this season we were not in a good position in the table, but we have kept fighting ever since then and turned it around.
“It is credit to the team and everyone who has played their part and that is absolutely everyone. To be in the position we are in now is incredible and we have got to build on that and keep pushing forward. That is the mentality around the group at the minute.”