What has happened at that time
Raheem Sterling scored a goal at the 96th minute and help the City defeated the Saint. The total result was 2 – 1 and, bizarrely, right after celebrating the goal, Guardiola came to Redmond and said angrily to the boy. He even tapped his hand on the player’s chest.
We all knew what Redmond had done during the game and these actions made Guardiola felt annoyed. However, after the “meeting”, Nathan Redmond seemed to remain calm, during and after the altercation.
The media quoted him:”(I told him) how good a player he is”. It seems Guardiola wanted something more challenging from Southampton. He voiced his frustration on behalf of his players.
What did Pep Guardiola say to Redmond (Quoted)
“Last season he destroyed us here. I didn’t know him last season, I realized how good he is.
“Southampton has some super-talented players, Redmond is so good one against one.
“But they didn’t want to play, they were time wasting from the ninth minute. I just wanted them to play.
“Today he could not attack because they defend all the time, but that is what it is”
“I spoke with Oriol Romeu as well, with (Virgil) van Dijk and with my players as well.”
Can we know these thoughts came from his wish? And this is what he wanted to see during the match? We only hear Pep Guardiola say to Redmond all those.
How about Mauricio Pellegrino
Something that happens suddenly often leads us to confuse. And that why Mauricio Pellegrino cannot say anything about that moment. And he was also unaware of that incident with Redmond.
“I can’t say anything about that,” Pellegrino said. “I didn’t see too many actions to delay the game.”