Pep Guardiola: Man City manager regrets Nathan Redmond outburst

"I said [to the referee] I apologise because i couldn't control it, I was so happy like all the fans and players". "(I told him) how good a player he is", Guardiola said.

Sterling, who revealed previous year that he had cut down on using Instagram and Twitter, has been in the form of his life this season.

'I told him I was doing what my Manager had asked me to do in the game.

"Yes he was very passionate, intense and aggressive but he was only very complimentary and positive to me", Redmond said.

"Winning against Liverpool at home, winning at Stamford Bridge (Chelsea), winning against Napoli, against Shakhtar at home, they're both complicated teams", he said. If they want to listen to me then I will do it.

Guardiola compared the incident with the conversation he had with Joshua Kimmich
Guardiola compared the incident with the conversation he had with Joshua Kimmich

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. "All the players playing well, it's down to them".

The City boss, whose team host West Ham on Sunday, believes four victories in particular gave his players an injection of confidence. "I think before he was more active and now he's more passive".

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. That's it. Nothing negative or offensive was said towards me from Pep and that's what makes him one of the best managers in world football.

"From the beginning of the season through to now, the games have changed completely, but we need to find a way to deal with it", Kompany added. Today, he could not attack because they defended all the time. However, Guardiola clarified during the press conference that they were just words.

And nine points from those games will be a must, if they are to remain in the title race.

  • Stacy Allen