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Nasri: Guardiola banned sex after Midnight at Man City

This brings new meaning to “When the clock strikes 12.”

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has made headlines for banning his players from training ground Wifi and pizza altogether, but on loan midfield Samir Nasri says the manager has put old boxing style regulations on his players.

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Nasri is now at Sevilla, and was speaking to French media when he delved into the romantic regulations of Pep.

From the BBC:

Nasri added: “He banned a lot of things in the kitchen but the biggest anecdote is that he says before a day off, those who want to have (sexual) relations it’s before midnight. And that’s with a day off the next day. It’s because he wants you to have a good night’s sleep.”

Nasri, who signed for City in 2011, added: “He said he told that to Messi, who since then does not get muscle injuries.”

TMI on Messi, Samir. T.M.I.

Any way, Guardiola’s rules certainly have done the trick at two of the biggest clubs in the world, and look to be getting it done at a third.

In his book “Serve to Win,” tennis ace Novak Djokovic talks about how important hours of the day are to him, and how he always drinks a glass of room temperature water when he wakes up in the morning.

But is making romantic moves at 11:50 p.m. any different than 12:10 a.m.? Is Guardiola just using the measure to implant that Midnight should be a cue that your night is over?

Apologies in advance for the earworm, but this is gonna change how we hear “After Midnight” by Eric Clapton for a while.

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