Joleon Lescott insists he pulls his weight in the Manchester City defence, but admits partner Vincent Kompany deserves greater plaudits for his performances this season.
The defensive duo have improved on a partnership that was formed in earnest last term, and have arguably been the finest central defensive pairing in the Premier League this season.
Kompany, in particular, has taken the majority of the praise this term, and City's mid-March blip coincided with injury to their inspirational captain.
Lescott certainly enjoys playing having the imposing Belgian as a defensive partner, and hopes his performances alongside Kompany have not gone unnoticed.
“Vinnie’s form has been great for a number of years now so you know when you play alongside him that as long as you try and match his levels of effort and commitment you won’t be going far wrong because he such a great player,” he told the official Manchester City website.
“I like to feel I pull my own weight and we share the workload in the centre of defence but I think the fact we get on so well off the pitch also helps a lot.
"We complement each other and I think it shows when we play for City.”
City face Wolves on Sunday afternoon desperate to strike a blow in the race for the title, but could begin proceedings at Molinuex eight points behind leaders Manchester United.
Sir Alex Ferguson's side currently enjoy a gap of five points above their city rivals, and can further increase the deficit by beating Everton in Sunday's early fixture.