The Spaniard scored in this week's Capital One Cup win over Arsenal.
"Last season I didn't start it playing and then after I played virtually every game," the right-back said.
"This season is similar. The manager is playing with Branislav Ivanovic but I'm training very happily, I feel confidence with him [Mourinho].
"It's true that I'm not playing a lot, but the season is long."
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