Redmond reveals what went on with him and Pep Guardiola

Jonathan Hernandez
December 3, 2017

Guardiola's behaviour appeared to be aggressive but he claimed afterwards he was merely praising Redmond's attacking qualities - something the once-capped England global corroborated in a statement issued on Thursday to refute allegations made by The Sun newspaper that the City boss directed foul and abusive language towards him.

"I was telling Nathan Redmond how good he is at the end".

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. But Guardiola has now conceded he should not have approached Redmond in such a way, although he could not contain his emotions in the exhilarating aftermath of Raheem Sterling's injury-time victor.

"Yes [I regret it]", Guardiola said. "I did it in Munich, with my old player Joshua Kimmich". I say I am not surprised. "I have to do that, hopefully I can improve", he added. Redmond issued a statement on Twitter in response to growing media speculation, confirming "nothing negative or offensive was said". I didn't know him last season, I realised how good he is.

"You can agree or not, but if I'm explaining what happened and the people don't believe me then let's cancel our press conferences and just play the games. It's not a problem". Mourinho was also reluctant to discuss Guardiola's heated post-match discussion with Southampton forward Nathan Redmond for similar reasons.

"When I give you an opinion, I give you an opinion", former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager Guardiola told reporters.

Guardiola insisted that his aggression was as a result of Southampton's time-wasting.

"I played against millions of managers in my career and the different ways they play".

However, the matchup turned out to be far from a straightforward one for Guardiola's men, with Oriol Romeu's equaliser 15 minutes from time having thrown a spanner in the works for the Premier League table-toppers, following Kevin De Bruyne's opener in the 47th-minute.

Other reports by AllAboutTopnews

Discuss This Article