Pep Guardiola: 'I cannot control myself, hopefully I can improve'

Beth Cruz
December 4, 2017

'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.

Pellegrino insisted he had no issue with Guardiola lecturing his player following Wednesday's defeat to Manchester City and he was pleased with Redmond's reaction.

"If you ask me what happened and I explain what happened and the people don't believe me it is better we cancel our press conferences and just play games".

The Southampton winger took to Twitter to reveal what was said to him by City's manager, stating that Guardiola was telling Redmond to attack his team more in the same way he did last season.

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".

"If the FA wants my statement again I am able to explain whatever they want but, if they don't believe me, I don't know what we are doing here". "I did it in Munich, with my old player (Joshua) Kimmich, I did the same in Dortmund and had regret there after the game and the same now". What I said is what I said and what Nathan said in his statement.

"Last season he destroyed us here", said Guardiola following Thursday's game.

But the animated City boss then became embroiled in a heated exchange with Saints winger Redmond as the two teams left the field, grabbing him around the neck and pushing him in the chest. We didn't win clearly because it's so complicated when 10 players defend in the box.

"I know Pellegrino wanted to win the game, definitely". All the managers want to help their players because if they play bad we'll be sacked. Adding to that at a press conference yesterday, he said: "I said to Nathan, "You have to attack because you have the quality to do that". I have faced these kind of teams a lot of times in my career.

"I played against millions of managers in my career and the different ways they play".

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.

"It is the same as what I do to beat them".

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