Cape Town - Wilfried Bony has admitted that he made a mistake when he moved on loan from Manchester City to Stoke City in the off-season.
After slipping down the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium, the Ivorian international agreed a season-long lone to join Mark Hughes' Potters side in the hope of getting back to the goal-scoring form he showed at Swansea previously.
However, the 28-year-old has failed to find a regular starting place at the Bet365 Stadium, making only 12 appearances in all competitions for Stoke, and none since returning to the club from the Africa Cup of Nations.
"I don’t know why I’m not playing. It is really crazy when the people say you are fine and that everything is okay, but you don’t play.," Bony told the Mirror.
"I can say it is like maybe to piss you off, that you don’t play.
"I have asked him [Hughes] and he says I am training well, my attitude is good and I don’t need to change that but why I don’t play, I don’t know.
"The last time he says I need to be patient but patient of what? I don’t know.
"I am not playing for no reason, it’s really strange."
Bony claims he has no regrets about moving to the Sky Blues from Swansea in January 2015, calling the move an opportunity too good to pass up, but makes no secret of his desire to return to City a the end of the season.
"I do wonder sometimes why I came here. I need to see how the season finishes," he added.
"Then I have a contract with Manchester City, two more years, so I will go back and we will see."