Nathan Redmond Refutes Report That Pep Guardiola Called Him a 'W--ker'


Guardiola"I can't control myself and I need to do better

The England global still has two and a half years left to run on his current contract, but according to The Sun, City will open talks on a £300,000-a-week deal, which would see him become the highest-paid player in the Premier League. I didn't know him last season and didn't realise how good he is.

He added: "I told him I was doing what my manager had asked me to do in the game".

Redmond explained that "nothing negative or offensive was said towards me" and concluded: "Sadly this story is an example of lazy journalism and is a complete joke".

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss has been given until Monday to respond to the FA.

"I played against millions in managers and the different ways they play", he said.

When quizzed whether he had advised his players to play down their social media activity, he smiled: "They are free to do what they want, but when they post something, then they might have comments, insulting them or whatever - but if they want do it, do it, no problem".

'When you play one game in 15 it's not easy, but the team will try to support him to try to play well. "He was more active, now he is more passive". I understand completely to attack with the set pieces. Never in my career, on or off the pitch, was I disrespectful about what they believe they have to do to beat me.

City's victory over Southampton came courtesy of a 96th minute winning goal from Raheem Sterling, the third time in eight days the England striker had scored a last-minute decider.

Sterling improved steadily under Guardiola last season but his development appears to have accelerated again this term. "All the managers want to help their players because if they play good, we survive, if they play bad, we are sacked. I ran after Raz but I'm not quick enough but we were so happy".

"We tried to help him - not just Raheem, all of them". Nine games in one month is a lot.

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