French footballer, Samir Nasri has revealed some interesting information concerning his relationship with Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola.
The 29-year-old Nasri who is currently on loan at Spanish La Liga side Sevilla from parent club Manchester City was speaking on French TV where he revealed that the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach had his own ideas about how he could improve his performance levels on and off the pitch.
“Guardiola told me that I was a mess, he told me several times and even kicked me in the butt, literally,” revealed the French playmaker.
“When I returned from holiday having had a year out with injury problems and personal life problems, I was a little out of shape. Not as much as what was said but a few, maybe, four kilos overweight. For Guardiola, over 2.5 kilos and you do not you train with the group.” He said.
He also spoke about Guardiola’s strict midnight rule which he believes worked for Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi. “For him, his players’ sexual activity must take place before midnight in order to get a good night’s sleep. Even if they are free tomorrow.”
“He (Guardiola) said that he placed this rule on Messi and his muscles improved since.”