Guardiola has two and a half years left to run on his present deal at Manchester City but he is keen to test himself at global level thereafter because he wants to manage in a top worldwide tournament. I didn't sleep much, I wasn't eating well.
"Sometimes this kind of thing needs time". And this goes for all areas: from the keeper through to the striker.
"Our aim is obviously to build on the achievements of the previous year. e will always strive for more". Our journey is not complete and we have more targets to fulfil. So, yes, I've improved in that sense.
Spurs have come close to realising their long-term goal of winning the title in recent seasons but they always fall short at the final hurdle.
Fulham had arrived with a clear intention to take the game to City, but after that early setback, the task was beyond them. They have lifted three Premier League titles and the FA Cup over the last decade, and Guardiola insists it was a result of the owner's trust in the right people to take the club forward.
Chief executive Ferran Soriano said he was "proud of our performances and of the trophies won", adding that the 2017-2018 season in which the team was crowned EPL champions was a "remarkable campaign". John Terry supported Manchester United before becoming Chelsea captain and of course Harry Kane has that famous picture of him in an Arsenal shirt.
Silva's contract at Etihad Stadium expires in two years' time - when he will be 35 - and the midfielder is open-minded about where his long-term future lies.
"I give a lot of credit to Fulham, Fulham ask a lot from us, from them because they want to play", he said.
His goal against Fulham was his 50th in the Premier League, and his second of the season - so click play above to look back at the highlights of one of the division's most gifted midfielders. "It depends how I feel physically and mentally", Silva said in an interview for the Premier League Show.
Regarded as one of City's all-time greats, Silva won the club's Player's Player of the Year award in 2011-12 and the overall award in 2016-17.