Sergio Aguero ended a six-game goal drought when he scored in the 4-0 thumping of West Brom and his teammate, Ilkay Gundogan believes he has got his groove back.
The Argentine failed to find the back of the net for City in over four weeks, with rumours circulating Guardiola was not backing him before his double in the first half of the encounter.
But Guardiola confirmed the Argentine striker would start against Barcelona in the Champions League this week, having missed out on a starting berth when the sides met at Camp Nou earlier this month.
And Gundogan, who scored a brace of his own to complete the rout of West Brom, says Aguero is back on top.
“He’s a player who needs confidence for his game,” Gundogan told the club’s offical website.
“You could see it in the last few training sessions that he has got it back and he did it very well today.
“He ran a lot, worked very hard and he’s very important for us.”