Zinchenko's wife Vlada Sedan, who works as a TV reporter, hit out at Guardiola in extraordinary fashion following City's 3-1 Champions League loss against Lyon.
In a statement, Zinchenko said on social media: "Guys, I need to say a few things about this interview. First of all, I didn't say anything bad or judgmental about our tactics so don't confuse my words please.
"I was explaining that we as players understand the effect tactics have and how given we have such great experience, we can adapt to the tactics we are given. On the night we lost to Lyon but that doesn't mean the manager was wrong to try. If you have seen my interviews in the past and the way how I talk about our manager then you can believe me. He is number one.
"Second one about my wife. Although she is a journalist, she is also a fan. During the whole season she was travelling with us for all away and home games because she is a massive City fan! In the video you can see her emotions straight after the game and she gave an opinion like all fans do because she wanted us to do better.
"We totally understand now that she shouldn't post it on social media because she is my wife but she was now trying to make a journalist's opinion on the manager of the team, she was simply reacting to her disappointment as a fan.
"I'm writing right now from my wedding and instead of enjoying that unbelievable moment I have to do this because I can't skip it and leave it like that. I hope you understand."