Nathan Redmond Explains Exactly What Guardiola Said In Animated Exchange


Guardiola walked on to the pitch following his team's 2-1 win over Southampton and gestured wildly during an exchange with Redmond before playing down the incident in his post-match news conference saying he was merely praising the 23-year-old.

Speaking to Match of the Day after the game, he said: "I was telling Nathan Redmond how good he is at the end".

Redmond has since said the Spaniard was "only very complimentary and positive".

Well, despite the fact that the FA deemed the incident deserving of an explanation, it has been revealed by Redmond himself that there was, in fact, no malice in the conversation between him and Pep. "I said to Nathan: 'You are a good player and you have to attack'".

"I want to make it absolutely clear Pep Guardiola did not say what the Sun is falsely claiming in this story", Redmond said. "If they don't believe me, I don't know what I am doing here".

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Meanwhile the City manager still insisted he meant no disrespect to Southampton or their manager Mauricio Pellegrino, his former Barcelona team-mate.

Guardiola said he would "never judge the way opponents play against one of my teams".

'Nothing negative or offensive was said towards me from Pep and that's what makes him one of the best Manager's in world football'. This season, however, Citizens earned all three points thanks to a late victor from Raheem Sterling.

The Sky Blues' next outing will see them host West Ham United on Sunday, where they'll look to continue their title charge with another win.

That followed a similar, injury-time victor at Bournemouth and a point-saving late equaliser with Everton, the only team to have avoided defeat against rampant City this season.