Joe Hart is expected to remain on the bench as Manchester City turn their attentions back towards reaching the last 16 of the Champions League this week.
The England goalkeeper lost his place in the City side on Saturday as manager Manuel Pellegrini deemed his costly mistake at Chelsea the previous week one error too many.
Hart could only watch as City crushed Norwich 7-0 - a game in which Costel Pantilimon was hardly called into action - and the Romanian is set to start again when CSKA Moscow visit the Etihad on Tuesday.
Midfielder Fernandinho believes Hart's travails must serve as a reminder of the high standards demanded at Eastlands.
The Brazilian said: "If the quality is a bit off you must work harder to recover your position and your best quality.
"If he at the moment is not (at his best), he must work harder.
"But they are very good keepers, he and Pantilimon. I think his career will be better for it.
"The manager must choose the best team, and the best keeper for the team."
Speaking after the Norwich rout, Pellegrini had said: "Joe needs a rest. I think it will be useful for him.
"He played the last two years and had every match here. Every player can have a bad moment."
City can all-but clinch a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League
for the first time by repeating their success over the Russians of a fortnight ago.
Sergio Aguero scored twice as City came from behind to secure a 2-1 win but the game was overshadowed by Yaya Toure's complaints of racist chanting from sections of the home support.
CSKA have since been charged by UEFA and ordered to play their next home game in the competition at a partially-closed stadium.