Nathan Redmond: Pep Guardiola was complimentary during passionate, intense chat


'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.

'I was telling Nathan Redmond how good he is at the end, ' he said after City's 2-1 win. Rather amazingly, given the above foootage, Redmond explained how Guardiola was complimentary towards him. I said what I said and what Nathan said in his statement.

The Spaniard did have qualms with the Southampton playing style, according to Redmond, and perhaps the reason he appeared to be so agitated was that the visitors' tactics did not allow for the full array of talent in their side to be expressed, while simultaneously frustrating Guardiola and his team.

The Sun enlisted a lip reader to help get to the bottom of Guardiola's freaky antics after his side grabbed a 2-1 win with the last kick of the game in the 95th minute.

He added: 'Southampton have some super-talented players. "Last season he destroyed us here and I didn't know him".

"But they didn't' want to play, they were time wasting from the ninth minute". Redmond is so good one against one.

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"I admire Redmond as a player and say thank you for his comments, but if the FA want my statement again I am able to explain whatever they want". I just wanted them to play'.

Guardiola was predictably asked about Redmond on Friday, with the manager having been asked by the FA for an explanation as to his actions.

The governing body charged Chelsea manager Antonio Conte on Thursday night after he was sent to the stands in the 1-0 victory over Swansea on Wednesday.

He apologised to Swarbrick and Mason after the match and admitted he had made a "mistake". The Spanish coach said, "I can't control myself and I have to make an effort to improve".

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