City coasted to a 3-0 International Champions Cup victory in Nashville with John Stones opening the scoring 10 minutes into the game, while Raheem Sterling and Brahim Diaz then added further goals in the second half to wrap up victory. Tottenham for the most part of last season played the best football.
Speaking about Tottenham, Guardiola said: "Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Eric Dier, Eriksen, one of my favourite players Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Lloris".
"He has shown us fantastic things in this period [in the US], not just the goal kicks, but also he saves a lot of balls and quickly closes down the space for the strikers".
"It's still pre-season. We try a few things, we got 90 minutes under our belts and that's good".
"We wanted to keep him [Nasri] last preseason but he made a decision to go to Sevilla and I like to work with the guys who want to work with us. I have an idea, and I will go to the training sessions and watch my players".
"No-one wants to lose but we don't have to look to the result, we have to get better and work hard".
"When I was at Bayern, I played a Champions League game against Benfica and we saw it four or five times", said the Spaniard.
"Since I arrived I've seen Kevin and when he's in the right mood, optimistic and happy, he makes a performance like this", Guardiola told a post-match news conference. "He has his own special quality".
Guardiola is desperate to off-load his unwanted stars, with Fabian Delph, Wilfried Bony and Kelechi Iheanacho expected to follow Nasri and leave the Etihad.