Edin Dzeko has shrugged off speculation regarding his future, saying winning another title at Manchester City is his 'obsession'.
Dzeko added: "I treat every training session as though it's a proper match to show Mancini how much I want to play.
"Obviously it's frustrating to be on the bench but that's how it is in English football. The season is long and I will get chances, so I need to be ready.
"Nobody promised me a place in a title-winning side. I was very happy with my goals at West Brom and look forward to many more.
"This season has been good and bad. I've scored some important goals but it is complicated with so many big names to choose from.
"I have good relations with all the squad but with the forwards it is special. Myself, (Carlos) Tevez, Kun Aguero or Mario (Balotelli) - we need the best combination but it's not possible without good sporting feelings for each other.
"Still, I hope to face West Ham. They've improved a lot but we need to beat them and then Ajax in the Champions League next week."