"That is the most important thing in that period and then as soon as people come back, we will know what we need for the first games against Chelsea and Arsenal".
The majority of Guardiola's squad are on holiday after their World Cup exploits but new signing Riyad Mahrez made his first appearance for the club against the Germans in a youthful lineup.
"That's why there's a referee".
"Yeah, I'm anxious, but it is what it is".
"We spoke in the week about courage, intensity and a desire to play".
"In some minutes, we started well. We missed the ball in some situations and they used the counter-attack".
A number of young players will get the chance to impress Guardiola while senior players Joe Hart and Jason Denayer have returned from loan spells to be part of the preseason squad.
To date, he's played in one competitive fixture under Guardiola, who dropped Hart as City's first choice 'keeper on arrival - essentially due to him feeling his ball-playing skills were not up to his standard - and so the 75-time capped England global would subsequently enjoy the last two seasons on loan, firstly with Serie A outfit Torino before temporarily joining West Ham last term.
"We'll decide on the last day".
"Today was the first day Douglas Luiz played with us and his teammates".
Mahrez and Brahim Díaz showed some good link up play as the second half went on, but the Citizens lacked the killer edge even with the introduction of Leroy Sane with 20 minutes remaining. "We had just one week or ten days together - most of the team played together for the first time. The players did very well and I am so satisfied with the performance of these guys".
Guardiola has also suffered a setback in the transfer market this summer with Napoli's Italian global midfielder Jorginho following manager Maurizio Sarri to Chelsea and although Leicester's Riyad Mahrez has signed for 60 million pounds ($79 million), the Spaniard is poised to begin the season with nearly the same squad.
Guardiola said: "We have four goalkeepers".
"I saw many good things".
"That's why we of course prepared to win".