Guardiola became viral earlier today when he was asked at a press conference for his reaction to comments from former Barcelona star Dani Alves.
He said Alves, one of the stars of the Barca team, who won twice in the Spaniard's Champions League, said being coached by him was "better than sex."
But Guardiola joked quickly: "I prefer sex – by far!"
While the comments by Alves were in the headlines, the translation seemed to have lost something.
"I prefer sex – by far!"
Man city chief Pep Guardiola
In a 2009 movie titled "Take the Ball, Pass the Ball," the Brazilian drew attention to Chelsea's late winner in the Champions League semi-finals: "Because of those moments, we all love football, the only thing is sex. "
Guardiola and City are hoping for more good feelings this weekend in the big Manchester derby on Sunday.
Manchester United have to play in Etihad for their first Premier League game of the season, and Guardiola has no reservations about new injuries.
Captain Vincent Kompany and full-back Benjamin Mendy are no longer in the Champions League after beating Shakhtar Donetsk.
Kevin De Bruyne and Claudio Bravo are the only main absentees of City.
City has been in first place so far this season, and Guardiola does not think the Sunday derby will dominate his team's campaign.
City were in control of United in the last game and led with two goals in the first half only for United a rally in the second half with 3: 2.
"We have to play well," said Guardiola. "If we play well, we have a chance to win, and you can not imagine that we'll play 90 minutes against top teams.
"I would like to play the same game as last season when we were in the lead for 75 minutes, but United showed us they only need 10 or 15 minutes to score.
"If they have the ball, they can do something because they have an incredible talent."
Both teams are in good shape, seventh in a series of three wins, and Leader Leader City has played eleven games in all competitions.
Guardiola looks forward to the battle, but believes that the encounter came too early to have a significant impact on the title race.
"We're in November, maybe the game at Old Trafford (in March) will be more crucial," said the Spaniard.
"Of course we're doing well, including United, it's a good derby, they're all special."