Thomas Mayer believes every member of the Hull City squad will have an important part to play this season.
The 25-year-old has made five appearances for the Tigers since arriving at the KCOM Stadium last month – four as a substitute.
The Austrian winger came off the bench to set up the winning goal for Mallik Wilks with a pinpoint cross against Crewe on his home debut.
And Mayer says players must be ready to influence a game when called upon, insisting his focus is not on minutes but on helping the team with goals and assists.
“When you come into a game, you must change the game,” said Mayer.
“It’s important in a full season that you have not 11 players – you need 18-20 players.
“I might only play 20-30 minutes or one half, but it’s important you can change the game.
“Against Crewe, we had some problems in the game but we made two good changes and we scored.
“Some days I might start but I’m not at my best and another player comes on and changes the game. It’s always the team.
“It’s not important how long I play, it’s important to make goals and assists and help the team.”