Craig Bellamy reaffirmed his commitment to Manchester City after playing a starring role in their 3-0 win over Wolves on Monday.
Although he did not get on the scoresheet, the Welsh striker was at the heart of everything City did going forward as Carlos Tevez scored two and Javier Garrido fired in a free-kick.
"For me, obviously I have great affection for Mark Hughes but that's the nature of the business,'' Bellamy told Sky Sports.
"You have to carry on if you want to be part of Man City. The players we've got, big things are going to happen here and I want to be part of it if I can.''
City did not look at their best in their early going, but the quality in attack eventually paid against a hard-working Wolves side.
"We didn't start off very well, Wolves started off very well and put us under a lot of pressure but on the break we're very dangerous, and that was the key for us today,'' Bellamy added.
"In the Premier League you have to work hard, it's very difficult to get a result in this league. Fair play to Wolves, 3-0 maybe flattered us a little but we have had enough chances to make it 3-0.''
New boss Roberto Mancini can be just as happy with his defence, whose wobbles played a huge role in Mark Hughes' departure. A second straight clean sheet will give him reason to cheer even as injuries take their toll on the backline.
Captain Kolo Toure, who will now leave for the African Nations Cup, said: "We have been working very hard on the tactics and I think we are doing well. This is the second clean sheet and we hope that we keep going on like that.''