But we believe in the players who don't play regularly, like Bernardo, Gundogan, Danilo.
City manager Guardiola said: "He's a nice guy, loved in the locker room, less into social media, more focused on football and his private life".
Explaining his comments to Redmond, he added: "I said what good a player he is. I do think that it is a big, big difference [scoring earlier] in a game", the Belgian worldwide said.
"I don't know what happened".
"Winning against Liverpool at home, winning at Stamford Bridge (Chelsea), winning against Napoli, against Shakhtar at home, they're both complicated teams", he said. If people don't believe me, we should cancel our press conference. I just wanted them to play'. "It's not a problem".
"I played against millions in managers and the different ways they play", he said. Everyone wants to win the game, definitely.
'When you play one game in 15 it's not easy, but the team will try to support him to try to play well. They have to see it and believe it. "He was more active, now he is more passive". "It's the same as I do to beat them".
Sterling improved steadily under Guardiola last season but his development appears to have accelerated again this term. With just two years remaining on his deal, City are keen to ensure that.
"It's not my business right now, it's for Txiki", said Pep.
"All the credit goes to him", he said. Today, he could not attack because they defended all the time. Guardiola said: "I have played against millions of managers and the different ways they play".
'For me the goalkeeper is also important in attacking style, and my strikers are important in defensive style, all of us are responsible'.
'Jeremy has trained well, he's one of the examples in the squad in the way that he trains every single day without being on the list for most of the games.