Having arrived for £22m in the summer, Jovetic has only featured twice for City so far in the Premier League. He did, though, score twice in his team's 5-0 defeat of Wigan in the Capital One Cup at the Etihad Stadium.
"It's true I haven't played much football," he said.
"When I arrived I had a problem with my hamstring. The other players were already playing and I was doing the preparation.
"Then I went away with the national team and I came back with another little problem and the team were playing well.
"I played against Stoke and after that I played against Wigan and I felt good.
"But I didn't play against Everton at the weekend because I've had a calf problem for two days. I spoke with the manager and he didn't want to risk me and felt it was better that I didn't play."
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