"We want him, but at the end it doesn't depend on us".
"I think today, Kevin is back", Guardiola said.
"They know how we want to protect them", Guardiola said of Diaz and other highly regarded young players.
He doubled the lead in the 65th by slotting a shot high into the net from close range after Gabriel Jesus' curling effort came back off the post.
Guardiola, though, is fully aware of the Spaniard's talent and says the club will do everything in their power to try and keep him past this season.More news: Watch the Final Super Smash Bros
"It's to give them an understanding that if they are putting chances away in training, then it gives them the platform to do that in a match situation".
Danilo made his return from an ankle injury against Fulham but Ilkay Gundogan is still a doubt with a hamstring problem while Claudio Bravo is a long-term absentee.
Manchester City have won seven of their last nine Premier League meetings with Southampton, drawing one and losing one.
According to a UK Sun report, the Belgium midfielder, who has already been sidelined with for six weeks this term, will see out another four weeks of football action.
It was the only sour moment on a comfortable night for City as they eased into the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup. Everyone here is ready to play in the first team, otherwise, he wouldn't be here.
I saw them playing second gear against Burnley and beat them 5-0.