Guardiola's team have been focused on rewriting the record books since clinching the English title nearly a month ago and they added one last landmark achievement on the final day of the season.
"City have been awesome this season, they thoroughly deserve it but next year we want to be closer to them and who knows, we could win it".
Gabriel Jesus' stoppage time victor - man, does this club play to the final season's whistle - made sure Man City added "first 100-point club" to its list of unbelievable accomplishments.
The game appeared to heading for a draw but, six years to the day since Sergio Aguero's last-second title-winning goal for City against QPR, Jesus found space in the final moments to lift the ball over McCarthy and spark mayhem among the travelling fans.
City have set competition records for wins, goals scored and points acquired during their march to glory in 2017-18, although little of their usual panache was in evidence during a listless opening half at St Mary's. Numbers are numbers, but the way we played. "It shows how stable and how good we were all the season".
Hughes' current deal expires at the end of the campaign, and he insisted it would be wrong to discuss new terms with Southampton until after Sunday's season-closing clash with Manchester City. "Now we are going to change some details...one, maybe two (signings)".
"A team is individual players and always you can improve individual players so with that it makes sense to go to the training sessions and do it". We can not be better in terms of numbers. I would imagine the club has probably had discussions since I walked through the door over what they would do.
Despite Sunday's narrow defeat, Southampton avoided an improbable relegation. They trailed Southampton by three points and their goal difference was significantly inferior.
Mark Hughes would be "delighted" if he is given the opportunity to carry on as Southampton manager. The game was so complicated, tough and hot.
Carlos Carvalhal - nearly certainly in charge of Swansea for the final time - said a football miracle was needed, but there seemed a chance when King slotted home after 14 minutes and the Stoke defence seemed likely to concede at every opportunity.