Pep Guardiola thanked the owners of Manchester City for improving their roster in the summer following their 2-0 win over Brighton.
"I want to say thank you to the club, for the next four, five years we have young players with huge talent," he said.
"Last season with Leroy [Sane] and [Ilkay] Gundogan, this season with Bernardo, Danilo, Mendy and with Kyle - they are young enough to play four, five years. So big congratulations to all people working with City, we are a strong club.
"I want to continue with what we did in the last three games of pre-season. We were stable but we have to try to improve. The most important thing was to win the first game."