Manchester City supervisor Pep Guardiola mentioned anybody leaking crew information earlier than video games is “unethical and unprofessional.”
Villa have additionally requested that their gamers 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 alternatives near his chest however the City boss mentioned he would take a dim view of anybody caught leaking info.
“I know the players play these games but I don’t know what fantasy football is,” Guardiola mentioned. “I’ve never played it and I heard it for the first time in the headlines [on Monday]. I don’t know what it is.
“Sometimes there is a choice and gamers are mates with gamers from different groups and so they discuss. Sometimes it occurs. It’s unethical and unprofessional however it might occur.”
Guardiola was speaking as he prepares his team for the Champions League round-of-16 tie with Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday. He has won the competition twice before while in charge of Barcelona but has never been beyond the quarterfinals during four years at City.
“All the instances once we went out we have been in a excessive degree and so shut,” Guardiola said. “We must play nicely and the need is there.
“After that, we see the second leg and then onto the quarters if we are good enough. No more expectations than that.”
A exceptional 18-match profitable run has propelled City to the highest of the Premier League desk and raised the potential of a quadruple if they’ll land the title, the FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Champions League this season.
It could 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’s nothing that I have thought about until you just mentioned it and nothing that I will be thinking of,” he mentioned. “If it is going to happen I will take it.”