Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has dismissed concerns about his form ahead of his side's crucial Champions League encounter at Ajax.
The 26-year-old was subject to further scrutiny at the weekend after a mistake exposed his side against West Brom and led to the sending-off of last man
City needs its skipper back on top form as it heads into back-to-back games against Ajax in Champions League Group D.
After collecting just one point from its opening two games, City knows a result is vital at the Amsterdam ArenA this week and Kompany is taking strength from the team's collective spirit.
Kompany said of his recent error: "I can only say I have a long career ahead of me, anyone who says it won't happen again would be lying.
"But I feel great. Maybe we are focusing on the wrong topic.
"When it comes to character and spirit and strength to overturn situations - you can only achieve that collectively. There is no such thing as a one-man team."
City was beaten in its opening Champions League game at Real Madrid and was perhaps fortunate to claim a draw against Borussia Dortmund last time out.Kompany said: "It's a very tough group, we always knew that. There are no easy games and this is no different.
"It's very tight, but it makes it more exciting.
"We are a very disciplined team and we have always shown capacity to react.
"Tomorrow is a different game, a different set-up and important for us to win the game."