Nathan Redmond has revealed the details of his “passionate” and “intense” chat with Pep Guardiola in midweek.
Man City boss Guardiola was caught on camera appearing to berate the Southampton winger following the full-time whistle after City’s late win.
Raheem Sterling curled home a sensational winner for the home side just seconds before time and as soon as the match was over, Guardiola ran over to Redmond to have a chat with him.
One media report claimed that Guardiola called Redmond a “w*****” as part of a foul-mouthed rant, but Guardiola claimed that he was nothing but complimentary to the England star.
“Yes he was very passionate, intense and aggressive but he was only very complimentary and positive to me,” Redmond revealed on social media.
“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 told him I was doing what my manager had asked me to do in the game. That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less.
“Nothing negative or offensive was said towards me from Pep and that’s what makes him one of the best manager’s in world football.”
Redmond added: “Losing the game the way we did in the last kick of the game after working so hard for 90+ minutes I was very disappointment (sic) but when one of the world’s best managers compliments you or gives advice in any way, you listen.”
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