Pablo Zabaleta claims Pep Guardiola has banned his Manchester City team from surfing the web.
The right-back has revealed the players are no longer able to trawl the internet at the training ground after Guardiola ordered the connection to be disconnected.
City’s expensive stars aren’t even allowed to use the 3G on their phones, but Zabaleta insists everyone is delighted by Guardiola’s latest stand.
“You always want and dream to be trained by the best coaches, and today I have the opportunity to work with one of the best,”He told TyC Sports via the sun.
“Actually, you learn a lot, especially the way you live it. Beyond knowledge, his passion for football. He forces us to have breakfast and lunch together at the club. The internet is cut off, we are held incommunicado. We don’t even use 3G.”
The Spaniard is famous for his passionate approach to the game and has already implemented some huge changes at the Etihad following his summer arrival fromBayern Munich.
City players must now eat all their meals together in a bid to improve squad harmony, while calorific treats including pizza and fruit juice have been scrapped altogether.
Guardiola introduced a controversial ‘fat camp’ for out-of-shape stars during pre-season, and he took things a step further by hiring key nutritionist Silvia Tremoleda last month.
The ex-Barcelona staff member personally worked with Lionel Messi and is credited with helping the Argentine get back on track after his injury-plagued season in 2013.
On the menu now are olive oil, whole grains, organic vegetables and nuts, but Guardiola’s wrath now appears to have extended beyond just the food.