Manchester City Boss, Guardiola, Bans Players From Having Sex
Since taking over as boss at the Etihad, Guardiola has set up strict rules and regulations his players must adhere to.
From staying away from pizza to cutting of wifi at the club’s training centre, the new coach is not going soft on his squad anytime soon.
According to Samir Nasri who left Manchester City on loan to Sevilla over the summer, Guardiola also imposed a sex curfew on his players.
But Samir Nasri has offered a bizarre new insight into one of Guardiola’s lesser known policies.
Speaking to L’Equipe, the Frenchman revealed how one of Guardiola’s first acts as Manchester City manager was to ban every player from having sex after midnight – even if they were off the next day.
Nasri stated that the sex ban was imposed by the Catalan because it used to get the best out of Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski prior to their matches.
“Relations must be before midnight. Even if you have a free day the following day,” Nasri said. “It’s so you can have a good night’s sleep.
“He told us this is how he managed to get the best out of [Lionel] Messi and [Robert] Lewandowski, and for them to avoid the maximum number of muscular injuries.”
The player, who is currently on loan at Sevilla, added that Guardiola’s attention to detail was without precedent within the sport.
“With Guardiola, on the first day of training, you know how you should play, how to squeeze and also how to stand off the ball,” he said. “The next day, you have videos for everything that you have to do.
“He will not bully you, but he will do everything to make you progress, to get you to know you how to position yourself and how to play. He’s a picky person.”
Nasri admitted that he had been subject to scrutiny from the City boss on his return to pre-season, confessing that he had been “a little out of shape”.
“Guardiola told me that I was a mess, he told me several times and even kicked me in the butt, literally,” he added.
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