“I’d be happy to play against City, of course. If selected, I can do 90 minutes, no problem.

“I think in midfield, especially with the team we’ve got, you can pick and choose your runs. When you’ve got pace and power around you, like we had against Olympiakos, it is a joy to play in midfield.

“I’d not played for six or seven weeks before that match, but I felt OK. Obviously, I’d trained and felt good on the training pitch and had a good idea a couple of days before that I was going to play. In the past, I’ve played every couple or three weeks, but I’d be happy playing more often.”