'Yes he was very passionate, intense and aggressive but he was only very complimentary and positive to me'.
Smith told Sky Sports that referee Jon Moss even apologised to him after the game.
"If you ask me what happened and I explain what happened and the people don't believe me it is better we cancel our press conferences and just play games".
In his postmatch news conference, Guardiola said he told Redmond: "Last season he destroyed us here".
The manager explained after the game that he was simply complimenting Redmond, which the winger corroborated on Thursday. I just wanted them to play'.
"I saw many Southampton games: he can play the way he played but he can play completely different". I said what I said and what Nathan said in his statement.
Guardiola has until December 4 to respond to the English FA's request. If they don't believe me I don't know what we're doing here.
The City boss spoke to the Saints winger following Raheem Sterling's 96th-minute victor and appeared to be confronting him in an aggressive manner. Never in my career, on or off the pitch, was I disrespectful about what they believe they have to do to beat me.
"I know Pellegrino wanted to win the game, definitely. I will never judge the way my opponents want to play against my teams because I don't like the other managers judging what I want to do", he added.
'But they didn't want to play, they were time wasting from the ninth minute. It's the same as I do to beat them. It's really frustrating for us but I am happy for them.
At this stage, there is no misconduct charge levelled against Guardiola, whose side host West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday. 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.
Guardiola has previous in terms of animated on-field encounters, most famously with Joshua Kimmich after his Bayern Munich team drew 0-0 with Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park in 2016.