Manchester City supervisor Pep Guardiola mentioned anybody leaking group information earlier than video games is “unethical and unprofessional.”
Villa have additionally requested that their gamers now not play fantasy soccer after some members of the squad eliminated Grealish from their groups earlier than the defeat to Leicester — seen as an indicator that the England worldwide was set to overlook out.
Guardiola retains his choices near his chest however the Metropolis boss mentioned he would take a dim view of anybody caught leaking info.
“I do know the gamers play these video games however I do not know what fantasy soccer is,” Guardiola mentioned. “I’ve by no means performed it and I heard it for the primary time within the headlines [on Monday]. I do not know what it’s.
“Generally there is a choice and gamers are pals with gamers from different groups and so they discuss. Generally it occurs. It is unethical and unprofessional however it might occur.”
Guardiola was talking as he prepares his group for the Champions League round-of-16 tie with Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday. He has gained the competitors twice earlier than whereas in control of Barcelona however has by no means been past the quarterfinals throughout 4 years at Metropolis.
“All of the instances after we went out we had been in a excessive degree and so shut,” Guardiola mentioned. “We now have to play properly and the need is there.
“After that, we see the second leg after which onto the quarters if we’re ok. No extra expectations than that.”
A outstanding 18-match profitable run has propelled Metropolis to the highest of the Premier League desk and raised the opportunity of a quadruple if they will land the title, the FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Champions League this season.
It will be an unprecedented feat in English soccer however midfielder Ilkay Gundogan mentioned the chance to make historical past just isn’t on the gamers’ minds.
“It is nothing that I’ve considered till you simply talked about it and nothing that I might be considering of,” he mentioned. “If it’ll occur I’ll take it.”