The full-back who has started six of our seven matches in the Premier League so far is preparing for one of his biggest games of the season - his homecoming match at Swansea on Sunday.
We travel to Wales on the back of a six-match unbeaten run in the Premier League since with three wins on the spin having conceded just one goal in our last four.
Everything came together against City last weekend and Ben believes our memorable 4-1 victory underlines his point.
“Everyone gets on and of course there is competition for places, but there is no animosity here,” he said. “If someone has the shirt, the other players will support him and try to do the best for the team and the club, and that’s the way it’s got to be.
“At times, we’ll have to dig deep and grind out results and the only way we’re going to do that is by working together.
“That showed against City on Saturday when we went 1-0 down but we all got behind each other and the proof is in the final score.”
Below: Ben and Luke McGee - the rugby challenge
Ben’s point is also perfectly illustrated by his own battle with Danny Rose for the left-back role.
“Exactly,” he added. “Every time Danny plays I’m fully in support of him and it’s the same the other way around. I’m sure both of us agree that we’ve driven each other on in the last couple of seasons.”