Aleksandar Kolarov confident Manchester City can retain Premier League title

Image: Aleksandar Kolarov: Believes City 'are still the best team in the Premier League'

Aleksandar Kolarov recognises Manchester City are there to be shot at as defending Premier League champions but is confident they have the resolve to retain their title.

Kolarov's situation is complicated further by the fact he is not regarded as first-choice left-back by Mancini, who prefers to use the former Lazio man as a wing-back, or midfielder, as was the case on Sunday. It is not something he is entirely comfortable with but it is a job he accepts for now, as he said: "When the manager asks for me, I have to do my best for the team but my preference is left back. "If you are in a big team, or a big squad, like ours you need to give your best, and whatever the manager asks from you, you need to put on the pitch. "It's not important which position you are in, as long as you get in the first XI."

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