Southampton star Nathan Redmond has come out to the media to announce what the hot discussion with Manchester City Pep Guardiola was about and what they both said.
Redmond was in the Saints team that lost 2-1 to the Citizens at the Etihad Stadium with Raheem Sterling sealing the a late minute goal to keep clear of the City winning streak.
The aftermath of the game quickly rose as Guardiola was seen with Redmond in a hot-headed argument, which was seen to have taken over the media, with some reports going as far as lip reading claiming Guardiola called the Saints man a “w****r”.
However, the Saints winger took to his Instagram page to clear out all false rumors in the media, reading: “I want to make it absolutely clear that the Man City Manager, Pep Guardiola did not say what The Sun is falsely claiming in this story.
“Yes he was very passionate, intense and aggressive but he was only very complimentary and positive to me. 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.
Just to clear a few things up for those wondering. Funny old game isn’t it. pic.twitter.com/xUSr99MVeE
— Redz (@NathanRedmond22) 30 November 2017
“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 but when one of the worlds best managers compliments you or gives advice in any way, you listen.”
Mauricio Pellegrino‘s team will return back to Premier League action as they will be travelling to Dean Court to face AFC Bournemouth while the league leaders Manchester City will be hosting West Ham at the Etihad Stadium and is likely to take all three points for themselves as the Hammers are quite low on
form in recent games.