Sergio Aguero has a theory about why Pep Guardiola might have cut the WiFi and 3G signal at Manchester City’s training ground.
Earlier this month, we told you how City right-back Pablo Zabaltea had revealed Guardiola decided he’d had enough of his star-studded players messing around on their phones at the club’s plush £200 million complex and decided to intercept the signal somehow.
The Catalan coach is known to be a strict disciplinarian with a keen eye for detail but Zabaleta’s anecdote just shows how far the former Barcelona and Bayern coach will go to achieve perfection.
Sadly, Zabaleta didn’t elaborate on why his manager might have gone to such extreme lengths, but fortunately his team-mate Sergio Aguero has shed some light.
Speaking via The Guardian, Aguero said: “It seems that one time, he entered the massage rooms and saw one of my team-mates, I don’t know who it was, relaxing with his phone and, I don’t know, maybe he did not like it. From then, he cut the internet.
“I didn’t know anything about it. ‘What happened? We don’t have the internet here,’ I said. In the dressing room, where everything is all closed [off], there is no signal.
“Therefore one can only use the Wi-Fi. I said: ‘Is the Wi-Fi broken? What happened?’ In this place I am preparing the orange juice, and they [team-mates] were asking if the internet was working. ‘I think it’s broken,’ I said. I thought they were messing with me but it was right. He had cut the internet.
“In the changing room, massage room and pool we don’t have the internet. Upstairs there is a little bit of 3G.”
So there you have it – a mystery player seems to have caught Pep in a bad mood, at a bad time.
But what do you make of the manager’s decision to turn off the internet? Is it a bit needless, or is he well within his rights to do so?
Let us know in the comments section below…
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