It has been disclosed that Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola banned every player from having sex after midnight — even if they were off the next day.
While speaking to a French paper L’Equipe, Samir Nasri, who left Man.City on loan to Sevilla earlier this year, gave details of Guardiola’s sex policy/advice.
Nasri reveals that Guardiola imposed the ban on relations in order to get the best out of them whilst also taking a number of things off the menu at the training ground.
Guardiola’s sex curfew was imposed before midnight so that the players can have a good night’s sleep. Nasri said this is how the Spaniard had managed to get the best out of Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski, and for them to avoid the maximum number of muscular injuries.
Nasri was one of a number of players who failed to convince the Guardiola of his worth and only spent pre-season at Manchester City before he was sent out on loan to Sevilla for the remainder of the campaign.
Nasri was excluded from the start of City’s pre-season campaign after returning from holiday overweight, and the Frenchman admits Guardiola wanted him to stay at the club once he got back in shape.
He said; ‘Guardiola told me that I was a mess, he told me several times and even kicked me in the butt, literally. He told me with your qualities you should not be at Manchester City, you should be at Barcelona.’
The former Arsenal midfielder described the Man. City manager as a ‘picky person’ after he was subjected to incessant video analysis of his performances in training, adding that Pep Guardiola’s attention to detail went beyond anything he had seen.
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.
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‘He will not bully you, but he will do everything to make you progress, to get you to know how to position yourself and how to play. He’s a picky person,’ Nasri said.
This does not come as a surprise as Pep Guardiola used to regulate which cars his players were allowed to drive while he was coaching at Barcelona.