"I told him I was doing what my manager had asked me to do in the game. If people don't believe me, let's cancel our press conferences and just play the games". Redmond released a statement saying Guardiola "was very passionate, intense and aggressive but he was only very complimentary and positive to me".
Raheem Sterling scored a 96th-minute victor as City defeated Saints 2-1 and, bizarrely, after celebrating the goal, Guardiola marched over to an unsuspecting Redmond and proceeded to lay into the 23 year-old, even tapping his hand on the player's chest.
While Guardiola's actions were unusual, the most important opinion on the matter is Redmond's, and he evidently welcomed the comments he received.
The Spaniard added: "I can not control myself". I said what I said and what Nathan said in his statement.
Moments after the full-time whistle, Guardiola looked raging with the Southampton ace as he shouted in his face and pushed the winger.
When the players were already heading to the locker room, Guardiola seemed to have a heated argument with midfielder Nathan Redmond.
"I've played in my career against lots of managers and I will never judge the way opponents play against one of my teams". We didn't win clearly because it's so complicated when 10 players defend in the box. "But I think I was clear, we were clear, when Arsenal wanted him we said no, that's not going to happen, he's still young, we hope to make him happy and he can stay for longer. but it depends on the club and him". This season, however, Citizens earned all three points thanks to a late victor from Raheem Sterling.
"I played against millions in managers and the different ways they play", he said. "Last season he destroyed us here".