“I think Jose said pretty well in his press conference, that it is not about him or me,” Guardiola said.
“We are not focused on each other. The other one is going to win some. It is so tough to win the games here.
“But we played many times against each other. I can only say, as a coach, big coaches help me to reach another level and Jose is one of them.
“My experience against him and, for example, against Jurgen Klopp at Dortmund, and a lot of coaches in Spain and Germany, they made me better.
“(Antonio) Conte is a master tactician, a great signing for Chelsea. It is going to be very interesting competing with him and Klopp, (Claudio) Ranieri and (Ronald) Koeman also, loads of coaches come to mind.”