Guardiola admits regret, says he 'cannot control' himself
Dec 04 2017
"[I told him] how good a player he is", Guardiola said.
"I did the same in Dortmund and had regret there after the game and the same now. Because we talked a lot in the last few days about being focused and trying to concentrate in this type of action".
"Liverpool at home, winning at Stamford Bridge, at Napoli, against Shakhtar, gives you confidence".
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss has been given until Monday to respond to the FA.
When the players were already heading to the locker room, Guardiola seemed to have a heated argument with midfielder Nathan Redmond.
"I played against millions in managers and the different ways they play", he said. "But they didn't want to play, they were time-wasting from the ninth minute". We didn't win clearly because it's so complicated when 10 players defend in the box. "I think before he was more active and now he's more passive".
Yet the Sun believe Man City want to lock down Sterling for the foreseeable future, and they are willing to break the Premier League wage ceiling to get the deal done.
Guardiola approached Redmond moments after Raheem Sterling had scored a 96th-minute victor for the league leaders at Etihad Stadium. "It's the same as I do to beat them". That's it. Nothing negative or offensive was said towards me from Pep and that's what makes him one of the best managers in world football.
That followed a similar, injury-time victor at Bournemouth and a point-saving late equaliser with Everton, the only team to have avoided defeat against rampant City this season.
"I wouldn't bank on it happening every week so the sooner we start scoring earlier the better". Many in the English press have criticised Guardiola today, with some even suggesting he should face an FA charge.