Eintracht Frankfurt attacker Kevin-Prince Boateng is amazed by their overwhelming performance in the German topflight this season.
After a disappointing 11th finish last season, the Eagles are enjoying a turnaround in fortunes as they currently sit fourth on the Bundesliga log.
“Nobody could have predicted such a transformation, which makes it all the more special," Boateng told the club's official website.
"We’re working hard every day and get on really well as a team - and it’s showing.
"Everyone respects one another within the squad, and the coach has obviously played a big role as well.”
“We’ve probably secured our top-flight status already, that’s true. We obviously want to stay near the top of the league.
"We deserve to be in such a strong position because we play good football and with a lot of passion.
"It’s a wonderful feeling to be so near the top - it’s just reward for all the hard work we’ve put in over the past few weeks.”
Frankfurt's good run, however, suffered a blip on Saturday when they fell 1-0 at VfB Stuttgart.
The Eagles host Hannover 96 in their next league fixture on Saturday.