Redmond: “Nothing negative or offensive” from Pep

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It didn’t look pretty on television, but Nathan Redmond insists his encounter with a fiery Pep Guardiola was acceptable.

The Southampton attacker was understandably downtrodden after Manchester City scored in stoppage time to take all three points from the Etihad Stadium when Guardiola came storming toward him.

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Moreover, Redmond ripped into an English outlet which alleges Guardiola called him a foul name. The player says that was “lazy journalism” and insisted that Guardiola complimented him as a player and wished he would’ve attacked City like he did in 2016-17.

Redmond said, “I told him I was doing what my manager had asked me to do in the game. That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less.”

From the outside, it sure seemed like Guardiola was tearing into Redmond in a rather classless fashion, if not taunting him. And we imagine Redmond wouldn’t want to respond angrily to a man he probably wouldn’t mind playing under at some point in the future.

His full statement is below: