has been able to talk his way out of Manchester City's mini-slump with the team aiming for a fourth consecutive win at home to Wolves on Monday night to keep the pressure on Liverpool in the title race.
Striker Gabriel Jesus
has revealed the City manager's constant dialogue with his players has been a major reason in their bounce back from unexpected losses to Crystal Palace and Leicester City last month.
Since then the champions have beaten Liverpool and put 16 goals past Rotherham and Burton in cup ties.
'We have meetings, always,' laughs Jesus. 'Every time we have meeting, it doesn't matter if we win or lose. Before, after and in the games! With Pep it's like this and it's really good because we know what we have to do on the pitch and in training. You need to learn more and know what the opponent will do.
'Of course you need to listen to your manager. He wants to show you the games, the training sessions to us.
'When you lose two games it is even more important. Last season we played very well and this season too, but we have lost some games and that is just football.
Jesus scored four times in City's 9-0 Carabao Cup romp against Burton on Wednesday to match Sergio Aguero's 12 goals in competitive games this season.
The Brazilian's team-mates signed the matchball for him with his captain leaving the message: "Proud of you Bro. Keep going" Vincent Kompany No4
The striker calls his upsurge in form as a "beautiful feeling" following a difficult start to the season and says his New Year's resolution is to stop beating himself up about missed chances having let his feelings show in the past.
'I felt so bad when I lost chances but I understand it's football, sometimes you score, sometimes you lose. What do you think? I am just 21-years-old and learning that in life as well as football you keep trying to get better but it doesn't always work that way.
'My mum and my family is my first love and my second love is football. I am happy with my game. My family's advice is that it's important to accept a footballer's life sometimes goes up, and sometimes goes down.'
Jesus describes Aguero as a "legend" and Guardiola has to choose whether to pair them together against Wolves who held City to a 1-1 draw at Molineux earlier in the season.
It will be the last time Jesus' family see him in action before returning to Brazil. They have been staying with him in England for an extended period to help him acclimatise. In the last month, the player's command of English has greatly improved and he is now able to conduct interviews in his second language.