Samir Nasri has revealed that Manchester City players have been told by Pep Guardiola they must not have sex after midnight.
The French midfielder, who was shipped out on loan to Sevilla for 2016-17 by Guardiola, claims the manager is going to great lengths to ensure his squad is performing to their highest potential.
“Relations must be before midnight,” Nasri said in an interview with L’Equipe.
“Even if you have a free day the following day [you cannot have sex after midnight]. 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 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.”
The Spanish mastermind was also reported to have banned junk foods such as pizza and the players’ use of Wi-Fi at the City training ground.
City hope to climb back to the top of the Premier League when they visit Crystal Palace this weekend.