The 26-year-old, who was leading the Premier League scoring charts earlier in season, scored 15 goals in his first 19 games.
He said: "I work in order to score goals, but also so Papiss can score. The coach told me he would put me on the left. And for the team I thought, 'Let's do it.'
"Also, I know the qualities of Papiss as a finisher. It does not bother me at all. As a striker you like to be in the striking position but now the coach has made a decision. He has decided for Papiss to be there.
"I do what I have to do to balance the formation for the good of the team. If I can be in the finishing area I do everything to be there, if I cannot, we do the work for Papiss.
Cisse has scored 10 goals in his first nine Premier League games.