Didier Zokora says he was happy to slot into Tottenham's defence for their 1-1 Uefa Cup draw in Anderlecht.
Midfielder Zokora admitted he had no problems acting as an emergency centre-back for the clash in Brussels when asked to by boss Juande Ramos.
The Ivory Coast man said: "I want to help my team. Ramos is the boss and today he told me to play centre-half so I did. I want to help the team and I'm happy."
Zokora partnered Michael Dawson in a makeshift defence but it was Dawson's error which let in Bart Goor to fire the home side ahead in the 67th minute.
Share of the spoils
But Spurs earned a place in the last 32 of the competition after Dimitar Berbatov came off the bench to earn his side a share of the spoils from the penalty spot.
Zokora, who was pelted with missiles from the crowd late on, added: "It was was difficult but we played very well.
"I'm very happy for the fans, we've got some confidence come back for Sunday against Manchester City."