The Serb can sense City's teamwork is improving under the Chilean.
The defender said: "Pellegrini wants a lot of things from us - to work in a defensive line.
"So we are working a lot on the defence and I feel like we are improving every day but I think as we get used to him we will be playing at a high level.
"I hope it will mean more chances for me. I hope so. Now we have about 24 days till the next break with the national team and I think we have seven games so there will be opportunities. We've got a lot of good players but we will all get a chance to play."
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