Goals and Erling Haaland go hand in hand and the prolific scorer can now pride himself on another record he reached during a nervy 1-0 win for Manchester City over Brentford on Tuesday.
Guardiola made the comment in a press conference in December 2022 after leaving out Phillips for a League Cup tie against Liverpool.
Saturday's result at the Etihad ended an 11-match winning run that began at the FIFA Club World Cup in December.
Rodri's late equaliser extended Manchester City's year-long unbeaten record at home but a 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Saturday handed Liverpool and Arsenal a huge boost in the Premier League title race.
Chelsea appear lambs to the slaughter ahead of a trip to Manchester City on Saturday with the English champions hitting top form as the business end of the season approaches.
City negotiated a tricky away leg in a venue where rivals Manchester United lost 4-3 in the group stage.
Haaland scored his first goals since November in a 2-0 win over Everton on Saturday after spending two months on the sidelines due to a foot injury.
Copenhagen, who finished second in Group A ahead of Manchester United and Galatasaray, trailing only Bayern Munich, return to competitive action after a two-month winter break.
Manchester City can provisionally return to the top of the table with a home win over Everton in the early Premier League match on Saturday, although manager Pep Guardiola said he preferred to see where his team stood once the schedule evened out.