"It is the manager's choice. He has a few options and it doesn't matter to me where I play," said the 27-year-old. "If I went to centre-half, I would just try to do the job until Nemanja was back. Jonny would do the same.
"I am sure he would not be overawed. He played very well against Villarreal and could have scored as well.
"He is a good young player and it was only right the gaffer threw him in to show what he can do."