Pep Guardiola has expressed concerns over the confidence of his players going into their Champions League game against Barcelona on Tuesday.
Guardiola will lead City against his former club on the back of a winless streak that has stretched to three games now following the 1-1 draw with Everton, and the Catalan is concerned it could affect his players’ confidence.
“Maybe,” he said when asked if their latest results could affect his players’ confidence.
“If you analyse the three results where we haven’t won, I try to analyse why we didn’t win.
“That is my job. So of course the confidence and the mood is much better when you win. But, guys, we are professional enough so that when we win we stay stable and when we lose, we analyse the reason why.”
City were dominant in the draw with Everton, but weren’t so dominant in the 2-0 defeat to Tottenham before the international break and in the 3-3 draw against Celtic in their last Champions League game.
However, he says he will take on Barca without changing his philosophy.
“I love the way they play. I’m going to accept to win or to lose and the team will be judged by that but, I’m sorry guys, I’m never going to change the way I play football.
“It’s the only thing I have. I can make a lot of mistakes and be judged by many things, but I only have one power: my teams play the way I want. No regrets.”