Pep Guardiola: Man City manager regrets Nathan Redmond outburst

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

Pep Guardiola: Man City manager regrets Nathan Redmond outburst

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has said that he "cannot control himself" following his recent animated exchange with Southampton winger Nathan Redmond.

Redmond said on Twitter that Guardiola was "only very complimentary and positive" and the City boss was grateful for his comments.

Guardiola's behaviour appeared to be aggressive but he claimed afterwards he was merely praising Redmond's attacking qualities, something the once-capped England worldwide corroborated in a statement issued on Friday (AEDT) to refute allegations made by The Sun newspaper that the City boss directed foul and abusive language towards him. "If people don't believe me, we should cancel the press conference". Guardiola said after the game that he was telling Redmond "how good a player he is".

Guardiola was seen yelling at Redmond just moments after Raheem Sterling last-gasp victor and some reports claimed the Spaniard had called the forward a "w****r". "I did it in Munich, with my old player Joshua Kimmich".

"I saw many Southampton games: he can play the way he played but he can play completely different". The can do that with me, with Nathan and with The Sun.

The FA will then decide whether Guardiola, who also encroached onto the pitch to celebrate when Raheem Sterling scored City's 95th-minute victor, should face a disrepute charge following his conduct. "I never judge and never will judge the way my opponents play against my team", he added.

"I know Pellegrino wanted to win the game, definitely". Adding to that at a press conference yesterday, he said: "I said to Nathan, "You have to attack because you have the quality to do that".

"It's so complicated when teams defend with ten players".

"It is the same as what I do to beat them". "But I think I was clear, we were clear, when Arsenal wanted him we said no, that's not going to happen, he's still young, we hope to make him happy and he can stay for longer. but it depends on the club and him".

City, eight points clear at the top of the table, play West Ham at the Etihad on Sunday. They are the team who have created one of the most chances until now.

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