City irked Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend by - amongst other things - reportedly blaring songs out of their changing room, which prompted an extraordinary bust-up between the teams' players and staff.
That he is contributing goals as well as assists is particularly useful to City, because their ability to score from virtually anywhere in the team has played a large part in their record-breaking 15-match winning run. I admire Pep; all that he was doing in Barcelona, Bayern Munich and now at Manchester City. But let's not forget that no one remembers Arsene Wenger's side across the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons as the "14 wins in a row" team. "He has great energy and he is so strong defensively".
"But I'd like to help him to solve the problems not just through his physicality but also through his thinking". You can ask the players, these players and the old players, if my message on the pitch was to make fouls.
"Sometimes you have to be calm".
"Today is completely different with the intensity and a lot of games". (I will) always encourage him to think and after, do it.
"Of course, we make fouls. That's why he's so, so important for us".
You only need to read what Swansea boss Paul Clement said at full-time to realise how impressive Guardiola's side was.
"Pep's very similar to my last manager [Mauricio Pochettino] in the way that they want to play".
Pochettino continued: "There's always motivation to play this type of game". For me, it's about enjoying it. I'm closer to home, my mum's a lot happier now! I'm sure Guardiola would love to go unbeaten for the season but he insists he's more interested in trophies than records.
Pochettino admitted Guardiola's stars have got something special about them this time.
Pep Guardiola claimed on Friday that he has never instructed his players to use "tactical fouls", despite Jose Mourinho's claims otherwise. I never, never, never, never sent a message to my players. "Normally I don't use this kind of message".
When it's time to play those two legs in April, the way it's going the league could be mathematically over, in which case Europe will definitely be the focus.
And he confirmed he wants to strengthen his squad by adding a defender, or possibly two, in the January transfer window because of Vincent Kompany's continuing injury concerns and the absence of Benjamin Mendy who is out for the season with ruptured knee ligaments.