Liverpool FC have established themselves as the firm favourites to win the top-flight title this season and they pulled further clear at the top of the table on Boxing Day.
"Now there will be doubts, and what you have to do is try to change the dynamic to winning and put in a good performance", Guardiola told Sky Sports.
Leicester were narrowly beaten during the EFL Cup quarter-final clash with Manchester City earlier this month and will be aiming to get one back on their opponents. "To live with that is not easy". The champions are already missing Benjamin Mendy with a knee injury giving Guardiola another headache.
There was a time when Man City's goalscoring form meant they had a so-called "extra point" with their superior goal difference; that has now been wiped out by the Reds' near-impregnable defence.
After providing three assists on his return to the starting line-up in a 5-1 win at Cardiff at the weekend Pogba showed the goalscoring threat he also poses from midfield by striking twice in 14 second-half minutes.
"The great Manchester United sides found that hard".
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"What I have said before is they have a very good team and a very good squad, and so they have very good players on the bench. They (Liverpool and Spurs) are both so consistent".
City are now seven points behind leaders Liverpool and drop to third place below Tottenham.
"The fact is we lost three in four, and the last two, and if you want to be real contenders we have to win again".
Tottenham leapfrog City into second after thrashing Bournemouth 5-0, while Manchester United's flawless start under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continued with Paul Pogba scoring twice in a 3-1 win over Huddersfield.
In most of Guardiola's seven title triumphs, his Barca, Bayern and City sides have been well in front by this stage of the season.
"We have to find an explanation", said Bernardo Silva. "There are a lot of games left and it's mathematically possible but we have to be nearly flawless from now".