Published: Mon, December 04, 2017
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Nathan Redmond Explains Exactly What Guardiola Said In Animated Exchange

Nathan Redmond Explains Exactly What Guardiola Said In Animated Exchange

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.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he regrets his animated post-match discussion with Southampton's Nathan Redmond after Wednesday's 2-1 win.

It was Sterling's third late victor in as many games and will have sickened second-place Manchester United, who had closed to within five points of the leaders by winning 4-2 at Watford on Tuesday. For the second time in the space of three days, the England worldwide scored a winning goal at the death to secure a vital three points for the runaway league leaders. You'd expect him to reach double figures this weekend.

'But they didn't want to play, they were time wasting from the ninth minute. The 22-year-old will be rewarded for his excellent form this season with a bumper new deal at the Etihad.

England global Sterling has been in dazzling form for the Premier League leaders this season, with his haul of 13 goals across all competitions already his best for a single campaign.

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Typically, Pep wanted to underplay his role in Raheem's development... "I didn't know him last season, I realised how good he is" was what Guardiola claimed before Redmond came to his support. "My emotion was there because of how I celebrated, scored the goal after 96 minutes". Rather amazingly, given the above foootage, Redmond explained how Guardiola was complimentary towards him. Given the timing of his goals and the points they have won, however, you'd be hard pressed to argue with Gundogan. It bodes well for the Premier League side in their quest for domestic and continental glory, with his ever blossoming relationship with his fellow City attackers allowing for the forward line to dovetail effectively.

Manchester City will reportedly reward in-form Raheem Sterling with a new £300,000-a-week contract at the Etihad Stadium.

Despite being praised for his input, Guardiola refuses to take credit.

Guardiola said he would "never judge the way opponents play against one of my teams".

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