Soccer – Guardiola admits to doubts

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is desperate to get his side back on track after they suffered back-to-back Premier League defeats. A 2-1 Boxing Day loss at Leicester City followed a 3-2 home reverse to Crystal Palace at the weekend, with the back-to-back reverses leaving the Citizens now seven points off the pace being set by Liverpool. And Guardiola, whose side are third in the table blow Spurs, accepts that an instant reaction is needed, with a trip to Southampton on Sunday their next assignment. The Spaniard told reporters: "If you want to be real contenders you need to win again (soon). As soon as possible we have to try to win again for our mood, our confidence and our desire. "Good results make miracles in the mind. Now there will be doubts, but what we've to do is try to change the dynamic to win games and make good performances. "We are able to do that, I never doubt the players." City can be backed at 1/3 with bet365 to win at Southampton at the weekend.

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