Guardiola asked to explain Redmond incident by FA

Arnold Nichols
December 4, 2017

Redmond insisted Thursday that he had not been offended by Guardiola's remarks as he confirmed the City manager's version of events in a Twitter statement.

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

Guardiola was alleged by one media report to have called Redmond a "w****r", but the England global has since said that was not the case. You can agree or not, but if I'm explaining what happened and the people don't believe me then let's cancel our press conferences and just play the games.

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". "But they didn't want to play, they were time-wasting from the ninth minute".

He said: 'I didn't see too many actions to delay the game. He (the referee) told me, "you can't do that" and I said "I know".

Guardiola has until Monday to respond to the FA's request for an explanation of the exchange. "Last season he destroyed us here".

Guardiola approached Redmond seconds after Raheem Sterling's injury-time strike had given City a 2-1 lead against Southampton at the Etihad.

"I played against millions of managers in my career and the different ways they play".

"It's so complicated when teams defend with 10 players", he added. Everyone wants to win the game, definitely. It's the same as I do to beat them. 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 the same as I do to beat them".

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

Guardiola apologised to referee Paul Tierney for his manic goal celebration when scored another sensational late victor to keep City eight points clear at the top of the.

"If they want to listen to me, I will do it".

Guardiola has previous in terms of animated on-field encounters, most famously with Joshua Kimmich after his Bayern Munich team drew 0-0 with Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park in 2016.

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