The midfielder has certainly played his part in three league wins on the bounce against Middlesbrough, Blackburn and City on Saturday.
Southampton and Michael's former boss Harry Redknapp are next as we return to the Lane on Saturday.
"It's been a good period for us," he said. "The cup was disappointing and hard to take in the middle of it but three wins on the bounce is a good turn around to what had happened in the previous weeks and it's given everyone confidence.
"Late on against Blackburn they were piling bodies forward and the same against City but we defended our goal well.
"Paul Robinson hasn't had too much to do and that's good, it gives you a base and if you don't concede a goal you've always got a chance of nicking one."
Michael Carrick senses a renewed confidence in the camp after extending our winning run in the Barclays Premiership at Manchester City.