"People love winners, nobody loves a loser. Whether you score or not, if your team is winning it is great. As long as I am playing I am happy."
McCarthy says there is a special bond in the dressing room.
"There is no jealousy here - the players compliment each other," he said. "We have clean air, there is a lot of banter and that is great."
Blackburn have taken eight points from four games after defeating City and McCarthy added: "It is great credit to the lads and great credit to everyone who played a part.
"We stood our ground, worked hard and got three points. Now we are back in the top half of the pack again."