Elano admits he's unhappy with his situation at Manchester City.
"When I am playing I know what he wants and when I come off there is nothing from him," Elano told Sky Sports News on his relationship with City boss Mark Hughes.
"It's his right, he is the manager. I respect him and I will keep working, arriving on time and doing my duties at the club, but my sadness is not playing.
"I can't hide that from the fans or the president - who wants to make this a big club. I think I have the capabilities to be playing."
With the Abu Dhabi United Group expected to usher in an exciting new era at City, Elano hopes he will be given an opportunity to play his part in any future success.
"City have a big project, they have something which not many clubs have at the moment - money," he added. "I want to help by playing. I respect everyone here. I have many friends here and get on with the team 100 per cent.
"I respect the manager a lot but I cannot be happy if I don't play."