According to Manchester City loanee Samir Nasir, manager Pep Guardiola’s secret to getting the best from his players is to prohibit them from having sex after midnight.
Nasir out on loan to Sevilla from the Etihad outfit after playing just 15 minutes of Premier League football under Guardiola says strict lifestyle and dietary regime, according to the manager helped him bring the best out of Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandoski.
“Relations must be before midnight. Even if you have a free day the following day,” Nasri told L’Equipe du Soir when asked for one of Guardiola’s secrets for getting the maximum from his stars.
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 Messi and Lewandowski, and for them to avoid the maximum number of muscular injuries.”
“He suppressed many things that were in the kitchen,” Nasri said. “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. 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.”