Nathan Redmond explains what Pep Guardiola said to him

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Guardiola walked on to the pitch following his team's 2-1 win over Southampton and gestured wildly during an exchange with Redmond before playing down the incident in his post-match news conference saying he was merely praising the 23-year-old.

It initially appeared Guardiola was confronting Redmond to complain about something but he said afterwards he was complimenting the player.

Guardiola, though, was let off with a warning from referee Paul Tierney after his wild celebrations on the pitch following Raheem Sterling's stoppage-time victor at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.

"I spoke with Oriol Romeu as well, with (Virgil) van Dijk and with my players as well". "Hopefully, I will improve", Guardiola said, as reported by the Mail Online.

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

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". I didn't know him last season, I realised how good he is. The can do that with me, with Nathan and with The Sun. If they want to listen to me then I will do it.

"When I give you an opinion, I give you an opinion", former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager Guardiola told reporters. 'Yes he was very passionate, intense and aggressive but he was only very complimentary and positive to me, ' he said. "I admire him as a football player and I say thank you for his comments".

Guardiola insisted that his aggression was as a result of Southampton's time-wasting.

"You know - if you are my friends, don't ask me the question, because you know I get into problems". I never judge and never will judge the way my opponents play against my team.

City's win over Southampton came courtesy of a 96th minute goal from Sterling, the third time in eight days the England striker had scored a late decider. Hojbjerg told Redmond such behaviour was not unusual and, if Guardiola liked a player, it did not matter whether they played for his side.

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