Elano admits he's questioned himself this season after failing to nail down a regular start at Manchester City.
â€śThere are times when I think Iâ€™m not useful anymore,â€ť he told The Guardian. â€śBut behind all that, there is a good feeling about the City supporters and I respect that a lot.
â€śI feel they love me and I enjoy being part of this club. I just feel sad sometimes because I know what I can do and I helped to build a lot of things last year.
â€śI was the main scorer and did good things, but today I can say I changed my way of playing to serve the team.
â€śI want to be useful, but sometimes I feel left on the side.
â€śI will never change my behaviour towards my friends and Iâ€™m not saying bad things about the manager. He has the right to do whatever he wants.
â€śYet it leaves me sad because I have my own targets and Iâ€™d like the manager to force me to do things because Iâ€™m the type who has the capacity to learn many things.â€ť