The Spaniard will be without a host of his leading stars due to post-Euro 2016 and Copa America breaks.
He has previously admitted one of his first challenges has been to win the trust and confidence of his squad, but reckons if City are to start winning trophies again his players need to fight for each other and be prepared to run through brick walls for him.
“They have to understand that alone, they have absolutely nothing,” he said.
“You have to believe that together you are stronger.
“There is not one player around the world who can alone decide absolutely everything for himself – they all need each other. That is the most important thing.
“I will try to win and keep their confidence. Every training session, every speech, every time we speak, whether we’re taking a beer together or whatever, I want them in that moment to see they can trust me. That’s the first step for me.
“We have to create a good body language on the pitch. I want them to feel that I work for them, because in the next action they have to run for me.”