"It was so hard with him being in hospital for so long, then you don't stop thinking about it all the time". You don't stop thinking about it all the time. "I recently met his parents and understood a lot about why he is a fantastic guy". Then I would start thinking about everything once the match was over.
"Now he's doing fine and really everything was worth it". They have started the new season with three wins out of a possible three games and will look to continue their 100% record when they travel to Real Sociedad on Saturday afternoon.
"He sees things before they actually happen and that's an advantage".
"It's like he explains it to you and you grasp it straight away". I saw three games. And this goes for all areas, from the goalkeeper through to the striker.
"Khaldoon [Al Mubarak, City chairman] and I know that we will not get everything right all the time". They need to improve these things, but I must give them a clear plan on how to play their football.
But Guardiola was happy with the win and predicts that the Cottagers will take points off City's title rivals.
Silva has been at City since 2010 and claims his decision to move to the Etihad in the early stages of Sheikh Mansour's time at the helm was "one of the best decisions" of his life.
Two more seasons at City?
The Spaniard currently has two years remaining on his contract and is happy but has now hinted that he may be looking to head back home once this expires.
Sterling and City's hierarchy spent much of last season in contract negotiations before the player, whose current deal expires in 2020. "I do not feel judged by a defeat or victory".
They also won the EFL Cup and reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, where they lost to Liverpool.
"The last 10 years has seen us become economically scaled and sustainable, as we had planned, and that economic success is crucially important because it underpins everything else we do on the pitch and in our communities".