Nathan Redmond Explains Exactly What Guardiola Said In Animated Exchange
Dec 03 2017
I didn't know him last season, I realised how good he is.
"I told Redmond that he is a good player; last season he destroyed us with his style, but this time he could not attack us because his team was always in a defensive position, they wasted a lot of time during the game", Guardiola explained at the press conference.
He added: "I told him I was doing what my manager had asked me to do in the game".
Redmond backed up Guardiola's version with a post on his Twitter account, saying that the City manager had not let out expletives and was complimenting him despite appearing to be intense and aggressive. "I just wanted them to play". What I said is what I said and what Nathan said in his statement.
However, after the final whistle, as the celebrations had died down and his own players and players from Southampton made their way off the Etihad Stadium pitch to return to the dressing rooms, it was clear that Guardiola's adrenaline rush had not left him.
Guardiola was seen yelling at Redmond just moments after Raheem Sterling last-gasp victor and some reports claimed the Spaniard had called the forward a "w****r".
And Guardiola believes those are the moments in football that players, managers and fans crave.
Guardiola said he would "never judge the way opponents play against one of my teams". "It's the same as I do to beat them".
The FA on Friday said it had sought observations from Guardiola, who has until December 4 to respond.
Guardiola faces a tough selection issue for Sunday's visit of struggling with West Ham - with Vincent Kompany, Leroy Sane and Fernandinho all one booking away from a suspension that would rule them out of the Manchester derby a week later.