Pep Guardiola Apologises For His Reaction After Late Winner

Pep Guardiola Apologises For His Reaction After Late Winner
Nov 30, 2017

Manchester City News

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he has apologised for his reaction to Raheem Sterling’s 96th-minute winner against Southampton at the Etihad last night. The win meant the Citizens maintained their eight-point lead over Manchester United, who were victorious at Vicarage Road on Tuesday night.

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After yet another Sterling winner, Guardiola frantically ran onto the pitch to celebrate, however, the Spaniard has since apologised after admitting he failed to control his emotions in the heat of the moment.

“I said ‘I apologise’ because I couldn’t control it,” he told reporters. “I was so happy I ran after Raheem but I’m not quick enough, but we were so happy.”

Pep’s side are yet to lose a game in the Premier League this season, with Everton coming closest to taking all three points before, you guessed it, Sterling earned his side a draw.

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The 46-year-old was also criticised for his involvement in what looked like a heated discussion with Nathan Redmond following the final whistle, however, Guardiola admitted he was complimenting the Englishman.

“[I told him] how good a player he is. Last season, he destroyed us here. I didn’t know him last season, I realised how good he is.”

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“Southampton have 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.”

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