Pep Guardiola has warned Phil Foden and Jack Grealish of their behavior tomorrow after the two were raised on Man City’s 4-0 win over Newcastle on Sunday.
The pair were photographed overnight after their team’s 7-0 win at home against Leeds United on Tuesday, a behavior that Guardiola did not condone.
The Daily Mail notes that the couple who arrived at the gym on Wednesday looks very bad, and some staff – including Guardiola – were unhappy.
Both Foden and Grealish have been named on the bench against many Magpies who think the couple are surrounded. However, Guardiola has confirmed their omission in an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live.
“Not around, no. I cut this team because it was worth playing – these guys and not the others,” he explained.
“At Christmas, I pay close attention to the behavior on and off the field. And if (the behavior) off the field is wrong, they will not play.
“So we have to be constantly focused on the distractions of Christmas and everything else – you still have to be focused.”
Covid-19 cases are currently on the rise in the Premier League-leading to a series of postponement cases. Only part of the scheduled games were able to continue last weekend and it is expected to be canceled again during the holiday season.
Premier League clubs have discussed the possibility of suspending the season on Monday but, for now, most prefer to continue as planned. There have been requests to reschedule the round of play in the campaign, but at the moment there is no support to completely end the games.