Guardiola talks up City's chances

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Southampton star Nathan Redmond has cleared up an incident involving Pep Guardiola in the aftermath of Manchester City's victory at the Etihad.

Redmond has since said the Spaniard was "only very complimentary and positive".

The former Bayern Munich manager said that he's had similar altercations in Munich and Dortmund, stating that he will explain what happened to the FA if questions are asked.

"I have been in that position myself - [Manchester] United used to do it to everybody else to be honest!" the City captain told reporters. "Last season he destroyed us here".

The 22-year-old has managed 13 goals in 19 appearances for City during the 2017-18 campaign, with his form key in helping the Citizens open up a healthy lead at the top of the Premier League table.

Despite Raheem Sterling's 96th minute victor against Southampton, most of the post-match talk has been around what was said between Guardiola and Redmond.

"I did the same in Dortmund and had regret there after the game and the same now". I just wanted them to play'.

"It's so complicated when teams defend with ten players". In winter we ask if they are happy and decide what is best for them.

When the players were already heading to the locker room, Guardiola seemed to have a heated argument with midfielder Nathan Redmond.

"From the beginning of the season through to now, the games have changed completely, but we need to find a way to deal with it", Kompany added. "All the managers want to help their players because if they play good, we survive, if they play bad, we are sacked". Guardiola said: "I have played against millions of managers and the different ways they play". "The last game we didn't play David Silva from the beginning, I roatated and maybe i will again".

"It was a good night, I think all the supporters create some special moments tonight and in the last second we enjoyed the situation", the City boss told a new conference.

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