Manchester City could only manage a 2-2 draw with Tottenham, Sunday, at the Etihad in one of the most thrilling matches of the two weeks old Premier League, with one of the game’s highlight being the confrontation between the City boss and his star striker.
Two well taken goals from Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero – both supplied by the magnificent Kevin De Bruyne – were cancelled out by an Erik Lamela distance strike and a second half header by substitute Lucas Moura.
But with the Citizens searching desperately for a win, Pep threw in Gabriel Jesus to replace Sergio Aguero.
The decision did not go down well with the Argentina international as he headed straight for the dressing room before Pep accosted him.
An heated argument ensued before the former Bayern Munich manager was pulled away by one of his assistants but Pep has doused the tension after the match insisting that his love for the former Athletico Madrid forward could never let him bear ill-will against the striker.
“He believed that I was unhappy with him for the goal we conceded,” Guardiola said.
“But it was just the fact that I wanted movement in that moment and Aguero could not do that. But it’s part of our game, it’s emotions and we talked after and talked during. I love him a lot,” the City boss said, shrugging off any suggestion of a serious dispute.