City have often been accused of making deliberate fouls to halt opposition teams in their tracks and Rodri has admitted it is a skill he has acquired under Guardiola.
"I think it's a big challenge for me because I never used to play this position particularly", Rodri told ESPN FC.
"I didn't have this exact role in the team [at Atletico Madrid]".
'I am learning new things, how to go, when to stay, when I have to do a tactical foul, when I have to jump, ' he continued.
"I think people have to be aware that there is a lot happening: we have had a lot of players out, it is hard because we play every three days in three competitions and we are playing with more or less the same players". And for the team it's good because we need those offensive players to be able to play our game'.
Asked whether Manchester United or Liverpool were now City's main rivals, Rodri said: "I don't know, I had never been in the city before, I don't know how people in the city feel".
Liverpool German manager, Jurgen Klopp, named the Premier League manager of the month in September after leading his team Liverpool to an early lead at the Premier League.
Jurgen Klopp's team has started the new campaign on fire and sit eight points clear at the top of the table during the global break.
They have a tough fixture list after the global break, as they face Manchester United away and host Tottenham at Anfield in their next two league matches.
"We hope we can get important players [back from injury] and when they do, that will be good for the team".