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Pep Guardiola believes that City’s upcoming fixtures provide the perfect opportunity for him to “prove himself”.

City travel to the St Mary’s Stadium to face Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday 30 December, kick-off at 2.15pm.

Despite heading into the game on the back of two consecutive defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester, our boss has stated that he’s ready for the challenge ahead.

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Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Pep said: “It’s a chance for me to show myself.

“I don’t like the situation but its common in football. I’ll prove myself to help them (the squad) to help each other. We move forward.

“I don’t have the secrets to know what will happen in the future but I try to make the situation more general, it’s a challenge for me.”

Pep went on to explain that he hasn’t once doubted his players, hailing the squad as “heroes”.

“There is a lot of work and I accept the situation,” Guardiola added. “I know my players and I won’t doubt them for a second. I know what they have to do.

“I never point to finger, I look in the mirror and instead say what can I do to help them.

They are heroes for me. Nothing is going to change.”