Bernardo Corradi has rapped former Manchester City boss Stuart Pearce, insisting life has completely changed under new manager Sven Goran Eriksson.
Eriksson is under fire for buying a host of players without even watching them.
But striker Corradi reckons should already be hailed for turning the club around after the chaos left by Stuart Pearce.
Corradi said: "The difference is total. We've become a squad of professionals. Before, there wasn't a system at all."
And full back Micah Richards added: "We need a fresh start. Sven's got the money and the knowledge."