Javier Hernandez believes his upturn in form since leaving Manchester United is due to playing regular games.
Hernandez left United in the summer to join Bayer Leverkusen, with Louis van Gaal stressing that he could not promise the Mexican regular minutes as a striker at Old Trafford.
The 27-year-old has since scored 19 goals in 22 games for the Germans, helping his new club to fifth in the Bundesliga.
Explaining his upturn in form since leaving United, Hernandez believes regular playing opportunities has been key.
“What I was missing in the last two or three years, it was like I was playing sometimes and then returning to the bench,” Hernandez told the Orlando Sentinel.
“But now that I am playing most of the game or almost all of my games here in my club, that’s what I need.
“Because people sometimes think the confidence is with goals, but I don’t think like that. I think confidence is to play day-by-day, to get rhythm.”