Michael Laudrup is anxious that Manchester City will come out fighting when Swansea travel to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
Roberto Mancini's men suffered a huge blow to their UEFA Champions League campaign on Wednesday night after losing 3-1 at Ajax.
But Laudrup knows the defeat will hand the Premier League champions an extra incentive to impress infront of their home fans this weekend.
"This game is a game where the majority do not expect much from us and you have lots to gain and not so much to lose," said Laudrup.
"But every game is important and we want the points.
"We are playing the champions of last season and it is always a difficult game, but I think it is maybe even more difficult now after what happened yesterday.
"The players and supporters will be disappointed they are last in their group and they will want to show the crowd on Saturday that it was just a mistake that they lost and we need to be even more prepared for that game.
"I don't know how many changes they will make but the XI that goes on the pitch will want to show the home crowd they are still in there fighting and they want to compete for the title again, so we have to be alert from the first minute."