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Manchester City defender reveals Pep Guardiola cut off internet in the locker room

And the players still love him. Pep is special!

Pep Guardiola Press Conference Photo by Barrington Coombs/Getty Images

Pep Guardiola is weird, and he's forcing his players to bond in the old-fashioned way.

That's according to Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta, who made a shocking, hilarious revelation in an interview with the Mirror:

"He makes us have breakfast and eat lunch all together at the club, at the training centre. The internet is cut off. The dressing room is on the bottom floor, three floors down. There isn't even 3G connection there. We are incommunicado there".

Without internet to tweet or gram or text or snapchat stuff, the City players have no choice but to talk to each other, which is hilarious but also very important. Very few locker rooms are actually families, and very few teams have players who are actually real friends because players are on their phones all the time.

And even though he can't use internet, Zabaleta loves Pep and the opportunity to work with him:

"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. Actually, you learn a lot, especially the way how you should live. Beyond the knowledge of his idea, you see the passion with which he lives for football."

Pep Guardiola: Cutting off internet and making people love him anyway at Manchester City since 2016. He's weird, yet awesome.