Pep Guardiola: Man City manager regrets Nathan Redmond outburst

Pep Guardiola spoke to Nathan Redmond after their sides met on Wednesday

We didn't win clearly because it's so complicated when 10 players defend in the box. When I give you an opinion, I give you an opinion. I said to Nathan you have to attack because you have the quality to do that. It doesn't work like that. We believe in them absolutely. You have to feel it - "OK, we can do it".

He says that it is not simply a case of mind games but a genuine respect for every side he faces.

Asked if he regretted the incident, Guardiola said: "Yes".

"I was telling him how good a player he is", Guardiola insisted.

"I didn't see anything, because after the finish I went to the dressing room as quickly as possible", said Pellegrino, of Guardiola's full-time flashpoint with Redmond. "He's a liar. He's saying something he doesn't believe". "He was more active, now he is more passive". I think it's ridiculous. "The sooner we find a way to unlock these teams the better it will be for our season".

"He's still young, hopefully we can make him happy and stay longer".

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Guardiola has made the best start to a season in his managerial career, which also includes hugely successful spells in charge of Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

"What Redmond said in his statement, I admire him as a player and thank him for his comments", he added.

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

Such wins are often seen as the mark of champions, but Kompany says City can't afford to read too much into them.

"It's so important to break these little records. The club doesn't have the history (of winning titles)".

"Sometimes when you're playing games you have to manage these emotional moments, even when you've got a good result or a bad result".

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