City were celebrating after Gabriel Jesus appeared to have scored in injury time, but the goal was ruled out because the ball had brushed Aymeric Laporte’s arm in the build-up.
“We have to accept it,” said Guardiola after the game ended 2-2.
“It’s tough because we scored a goal late on. But ask VAR people, not me.”
Raheem Sterling had headed dominant City ahead in the first half, but Erik Lamela immediately equalised against the run of play with a strike from distance.
Sergio Aguero flicked home Kevin de Bruyne’s cross before Substitute Lucas Moura nodded in seconds after coming on as a substitute to pull Spurs level again.
Gabriel Jesus complains to referee Michael Oliver after his stoppage-time goal is ruled out as Man City draw with Spurs
Jesus thought he won it for Manchester City as he fired in a third goal for the champions in stoppage-time
Jesus, who was brought on a second-half substitute, celebrates after scoring what he thought was City’s third goal