Southampton player defends Manchester City's Guardiola over pep talk


It initially appeared Guardiola was confronting Redmond to complain about something but he said afterwards he was complimenting the player.

Strangely, Guardiola cited an example that featured his own Bayern Munich player, Kimmich, with whom he had a similar altercation after a game in March 2015 although the City manager still insisted he meant no disrespect to Southampton or their manager Mauricio Pellegrino, his former Barcelona team mate.

Despite Raheem Sterling's 96th minute victor against Southampton, most of the post-match talk has been around what was said between Guardiola and Redmond.

His last-gasp victor against Southampton in midweek was his 13th of the campaign, beating last season's total already.

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

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"But if the reason why he's scored a lot of goals is because he's out of social media then I'll say it to all the players!"

"I did the same in Dortmund and had regret there after the game and the same now. But they didn't want to play, they were time-wasting from the ninth minute". "I ran after Raz but I'm not quick enough but we were so happy".

"It's so complicated when teams defend with 10 players", he added.

Manchester City's unbeaten start to the season has left Pep Guardiola believing that his side are capable of beating anybody. "All the managers want to help their players because if they play good, we survive, if they play bad, we are sacked". However, Guardiola clarified during the press conference that they were just words.

"Losing the game the way we did in the last kick of the game after working so hard for 90-plus minutes, I was very disappointed. I didn't know how much of a part I was going to play in it but I just felt it could still happen".