City boss Guardiola regrets Redmond rage

Charlie Austin scored Southampton's equaliser in their 1-1 Premier League draw with Bournemouth

"I said [to the referee] I apologise because i couldn't control it, I was so happy like all the fans and players. I didn't know him last season, I realised how good he is" was what Guardiola claimed before Redmond came to his support.

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

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.

Redmond has also said that Guardiola's words were encouraging, but Roberts has taken a different point of view and believes the Manchester City boss has no business telling an opposition footballer how to play. Everyone wants to win the game, definitely.

Guardiola approached Redmond moments after Raheem Sterling had scored a 96th-minute victor for the league leaders at Etihad Stadium.

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

He added: "I've faced this kind of team a lot in my career and I have to think how to beat them". When I give you an opinion, I give you an opinion. I understand completely to attack with the set pieces. Sterling also struck twice in added time in August, hitting a victor at Bournemouth and an equaliser against Everton in the only match this season rampant City have not won.

"It's not my business", said Guardiola.

'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'. All the credit goes to him.

"I played against millions in managers and the different ways they play", he said.

"We tried to help him, the individual performances, it's no secret".

City host West Ham at 16:00 GMT on Sunday, while Southampton travel to south-coast rivals Bournemouth at 13:30 on the same day.

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