Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola has explained what happened before the heated touchline spat with superstar Sergio Aguero upon substituting him against Tottenham.
Guardiola hauled the Citizens all-time record goalscorer for Gabriel Jesus in the final ten minutes of their Premier League encounter just after Lucas Moura headed home from a corner with his first touch of the game.
And as the Argentine left the field of play, he was pictured making a comment towards the Spaniard before a heated confrontation erupted on the touchline.
However, it was quickly diffused by assisstant coach Mikel Arteta, before Aguero returned to the bench and the former FC Barcelona coach has since revealed what initiated the argument.
"Aguero believed I was upset with him for the goal we conceded. The goal we conceded was a corner," Guardiola said, as per the Independent.
“I wanted one-on-one movement. He thought I was upset with him.”
Guardiola added that his animated antics on the sideline could have come across the wrong way and that he’s never angry at his players.
"I am sometimes exaggerated on the touchline but few times am I upset with the players. I was a football player, I know what it is like to be in there.
"Emotion is part of our game. We talked after and during. He’s a guy I love a lot."