“I did it a couple of times. It was difficult in the beginning because they are a good team, but I think we pressed well, even a team like Barca had to play a lot of long balls and shoot the ball out.
“Obviously it’s not my best position but I’ll do what the coach asks me to do and do my job.”
City’s promising start to the season has begun to unravel as they’ve now failed to pick up a win in four matches, losing twice along the way.
The Barcelona result was particularly tough as it put a serious dent in their chances of qualifying for the Champions League knockout rounds.
They’re still sitting in second place in Group C, with Barcelona leading the pack after winning all three of their games.
But City are still in touching distance of Borussia Monchengladbach, who have three points and Celtic who have one, so there’s everything to play for in the second half of the group stage.