For such a student of the game, Guardiola was thrilled by Manchester City becoming the first side in English league history to win 15 games on the spin.
Pep Guardiola's side, fresh from defeating their closest chasers Manchester United on Sunday, were at their dazzling best against the league's bottom club, easing to victory with David Silva's double and goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero.
It is possible Spurs could repeat the trick this year and end a run of 25 unbeaten games in the league for City that stretches back to April.
City's latest win of a seemingly unstoppable campaign removed Arsenal's 14-game winning streak in 2002 from the record books. There are a lot more games to play and a lot more points to earn'.
Ilkay Gundogan believes Manchester City's 11-point lead will make rival teams more determined to beat them as they approach a busy festive period. The Swansea manager admitted. "If you're Man City supporter it must be nice to see that football, but it wasn't nice from my point of view". We are so demanding for our players. We went to the ball like animals, and we understood the patience to attack in the right moment. "We actually had some attempts on their goal so I'm disappointed we didn't get on the scoresheet but they were a far superior side to us".
Asked whether complacency could kick in, Guardiola added: "That is not going to happen".
City's winning run is bound to come to an end eventually, but it is hard to see them suffering any sort of collapse to allow their rivals back into the race, particularly with world-class operators like Silva playing at the top of their game.