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Man City manager Pep Guardiola: 'We go game by game."

Pep Guardiola admits that Manchester City can't look too far ahead due to the requirements of the busy fixture schedule.

The City manager also said his side's form in front of goal must improve it they are to reduce the eight-point gap on Premier League table-toppers Liverpool.

City bounced back to winning ways with a 1-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday, thanks to a 16th-minute strike by Raheem Sterling.

The Cityzens currently sit in 9th spot in the league table but if they win their game in hand, they'll reduce the gap from the top to just five points.

However, Guardiola insists that they are only focussed on taking each game as it comes.

“I don't know how our season will go - we go game by game. It’s the only thing we can do,” said the City manager.

“Now we go to London to play Arsenal in the Carabao Cup, then we play Newcastle, Everton, and Chelsea at Christmas.

“We can’t think too much (ahead).”

Guardiola also said he was very satisfied to leave the St Mary’s with all three points, adding that they'll soon start scoring more goals.

“Our momentum is not good upfront,” said Pep. “We had chances to score more. The back four were brilliant, Rodri, and Gundogan as well. It is a good victory for us.

“We know exactly which team we faced, how good they are, the build-up is so, so good.

“They put a lot of players forward and make runs in behind. It’s good for us to climb the table and improve our mood.

“Our position is to try and win games, to be up there as quickly as possible, as close to the top of the league as possible.

“But the reality is our momentum in front of goal is not good. We had chances to score more and we couldn't do it.

“We will struggle if we don't break this situation and score more goals.”

City travel to north London for their Carabao Cup quarter-final clash against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday evening.

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