Often a victim of his own versatility, he could be forced to make way for any one of a number of big-name players waiting in the wings, but he insists that team success should always come before personal preference.
"Where the manager asks me to play I will play," he said.
"I've obviously got better positions and places where I feel I can perform to a better standard but I will do the best I can wherever I'm asked to play.
"Manchester City winning matches is the most important thing. It's not about individuals, it's about the team."