Cape Town - Nathan
Redmond insists Pep Guardiola was complimenting him - rather than
attacking him - after Manchester City’s win over Southampton.
Guardiola produced a heated outburst towards Saints winger Redmond at
the conclusion of City’s last-gasp victory over Saints on Wednesday,
which was picked up by the cameras.
It prompted criticism at Guardiola becoming involved in a rant with
an opposition player, and whether he could be charged by the FA for the
But Redmond has moved to clarify the exchange after revealing that the City boss was simply trying to pass on his advice.
"Yes he was very passionate, intense and aggressive but he was only
very complimentary and positive to me,” said the 23-year-old on Twitter.
"He commented on my qualities as a young English player and how he
wanted me to attack his team more during the game in a similar way to
"I told him I was doing what my manager had asked me to do in the game.
"That's it. Nothing more, nothing less.
"Nothing negative or offensive was said towards me from Pep and
that's what makes him one of the best managers in world football."
"Losing the game the way we did in the last kick of the game after
working so hard for 90 minutes I was very disappointed, but when one of
the world's best managers compliments you or gives advice in any way,