Juan Mata was in the Chelsea team that beat Swindon in the Capital One Cup, and hopes he did enough to warrant a more regular place in the starting line-up.
It has left many pundits confused that Blues manager, Jose Mourinho, appears to have little faith in Mata’s ability, even after the Spaniard was voted Chelsea’s best player for two seasons in a row.
The Special One has called on the midfielder to adapt the way he plays to the manager’s football world view, if he wants to star for Chelsea this season.
And Mata says he is confident he is versatile enough to play the way Mou wants him to.
"I've been training hard but it's not the same. You improve your rhythm by playing games,” Mata told the press after playing against Swindon, according to Sky Sports.
"I've worked hard and wanted to show everyone that I can play and everything is okay.
"It's easy for me to focus on football and just do what I have to do. The only thing I have in my mind is to keep working, keep training hard, keep improving and keep scoring and making assists. That's what I did.
"I've played in three positions. In the beginning I was playing as a left winger, then on the right and last season as a No 10. I feel comfortable playing in any offensive position.
"It's better if a player can play in lots of positions rather than just one."