Guardiola regrets Redmond rant after City victory

Guardiola regrets Redmond rant after City victory

Guardiola regrets Redmond rant after City victory

Whatever it was Pep Guardiola said to Nathan Redmond during the pair's feisty, animated exchange after the final whistle at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, it clearly had the desired effect. It initially appeared Guardiola was confronting Redmond to complain about something but he said afterwards he was complimenting the player.

The former Bayern Munich manager said that he's had similar altercations in Munich and Dortmund, stating that he will explain what happened to the FA if questions are asked.

He said, "Oriol for me is one of the leaders of the club, of this team, one of the captains too". I admire Redmond as a play and I thank him for his comments.

Pep Guardiola also went further to explain his chat with Nathan Redmond afterward.

Pep Guardiola has joked he would ban Manchester City players from social media if it made them play as well as Raheem Sterling. "If people don't believe me, we should cancel the press conference".

Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola reacts as he talks with Southampton's English midfielder Nathan Redmond following the English Premier League football match between
Manchester City's Pep Guardiola regrets fiery post-match exchange with Southampton's Nathan Redmond

"I did the same in Dortmund and had regret there after the game and the same now".

"I wouldn't bank on it happening every week so the sooner we start scoring earlier the better. I didn't know him last season, I realised how good he is". I just wanted them to play'. "He is a team player on and off the pitch".

Guardiola admitted frustration that Southampton "didn't want to play" and "were time wasting from the ninth minute".

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. "The last game we didn't play David Silva from the beginning, I roatated and maybe i will again".

'Yes he was very passionate, intense and aggressive but he was only very complimentary and positive to me, ' the Saints man told his followers on Twitter.

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