Nathan Redmond explains what Pep Guardiola said to him

  • Nathan Redmond explains what Pep Guardiola said to him

Nathan Redmond explains what Pep Guardiola said to him

The City head coach pushed Redmond in the chest and harangued the 23-year-old as he tried to walk off the pitch moments after Raheem Sterling's 95th-minute victor.

Pep Guardiola regrets pushing Nathan Redmond and concedes he is incapable of controlling his emotions during and after matches.

However, Redmond took to social media on Thursday to explain how the City boss was "complimentary" to his qualities, insisting nothing "negative or offensive" was said.

"When I give you an opinion, I give you an opinion", former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager Guardiola told reporters. However, Guardiola clarified during the press conference that they were just words.

The Spaniard added: "I can not control myself".

Guardiola was predictably asked about Redmond on Friday, with the manager having been asked by the FA for an explanation as to his actions. I said what I said and what Nathan said in his statement. "Last season he destroyed us here and I didn't know him. But they didn't want to play, they were time-wasting from the ninth minute".

Guardiola said he would "never judge the way opponents play against one of my teams". We didn't win clearly because it's so complicated when 10 players defend in the box. "It's the same as I do to beat them".

"I want to make it absolutely clear Pep Guardiola did not say what the Sun is falsely claiming in this story", Redmond said. This season, however, Citizens earned all three points thanks to a late victor from Raheem Sterling.

"I played against millions in managers and the different ways they play", he said.

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.