Back-to-form Christian Atsu says he has changed his approach and attitude after failed loan stints at Everton, Bournemouth and Malaga.
The Ghana international is on another loan move at Newcastle United where he has now featured in five successive Championship fixtures and scored one goal- a wonder strike at Rotherham.
Injuries restricted Atsu's impact during previous loans and needed to re-invent himself to get to the big time.
''At Bournemouth, I had a lot of injuries that brought me setbacks in my football career,'' Atsu told the Chronicle.
''I left in January to Malaga, and when I went there I had another injury again. It was so frustrating, but I thought: 'I need to take good care of myself.
''I saw that I have to be responsible for these kind of things.
''So I tried to change how I eat, my sleep and everything. I think I’m more professional, and more focussed on my body than before.
''Every time, when there is a problem, you try to figure out where it is coming from. I tried to change everything, and I think I'm getting better.''