Within the space of eight days, City beat Bournemouth, lost to Spurs and beat Burnley, with the boss feeling pleased with what he saw.
“Performance-wise we were top class in all three games," he said. “Sadly, the outcome was just two wins which isn't too bad from those three games, but I think we deserved more than an unlucky loss at Tottenham. We won't dance on the tables, but we are all happy to be going in the right direction.
“Lukas Rupp and Ondrej Duda showed that they can help us to improve. We have to make sure we continue with these performances, then we'll have a chance to go further with our run in the FA Cup and to work on our little miracle in the league."