City boss Guardiola has been asked to explain his version of events following his animated post-match conversation with Southampton forward Redmond. "If people don't believe me, let's cancel our press conferences and just play the games".
"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 last season", Redmond tweeted. The Spanish coach said, "I can't control myself and I have to make an effort to improve". Redmond issued a statement on Twitter in response to growing media speculation, confirming "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.
I want to make it absolutely clear that the Man City manager, Pep Guardiola, did not say what The Sun is falsely claiming in this story. I didn't know him last season, I realised how good he is.
That led to suggestions that Guardiola might have been undermining Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino but the City boss has denied this. "I never judge and never will judge the way my opponents play against my team".
City had just secured three dramatic points after Raheem Sterling's 95th minute victor. We didn't win clearly because it's so complicated when 10 players defend in the box.
The Citizens pipped the Saints to all three points on Wednesday night thanks to goals from Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling, but it was what happened after the match that caught everyone's attention and got everyone talking.
Up next for City is a visit from strugglers West Ham United, and they'll be confident of extending their winning streak to an incredible 13 games.