The Spanish winger has played in an unfamiliar role for City’s last three games – away at Arsenal and Chelsea and at home to Hull – but has impressed with his industry down the right-hand side.
And it’s not gone unnoticed with the manager who says Navas’ running power and stamina makes him ideally suited.
"I'm really impressed with his performances as a full-back,” Guardiola said. “Not just in terms of up front, but he's a guy who can go up and down.
“But he's not just a fast player. Jesus has this quality - normally fast players can go four times up and down. He can do that it many times, look at the balls he's saved.
“We cannot forget he played against Hazard,he played against Alexis and he was brilliant."
You can watch the second half of Pep’s press conference ahead of the trip to Southampton via the video above.