If they don't believe me I don't know what we're doing here. "Yes he was very passionate, intense and aggressive but he was only very complimentary and positive to me".
During his post-match interview, Guardiola claimed he was telling Redmond that he was wasting time from the ninth minute.
The two were then seen having a rather animated discussion, with Guardiola visibly looking worked up and quite frankly, angry.
"(I told him) how good a player he is", Guardiola said. "I admire him as a player and say thank you for his comments but if the FA want my statement again I am able to explain whatever they want".
However, after the final whistle, as the celebrations had died down and his own players and players from Southampton made their way off the Etihad Stadium pitch to return to the dressing rooms, it was clear that Guardiola's adrenaline rush had not left him.
"I've played in my career against lots of managers and I will never judge the way opponents play against one of my teams".
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.
"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.
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". All the managers want to help their players because if they play bad we'll be sacked.