Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has read the riot act to his players after the English duo of Phil Foden and Jack Grealish attended an outing amidst the rapid rate of the new Omicron Covid-19 variant. The Manchester City boss sounded a note of warning to his players over their conduct on and off the pitch as he revealed that they won’t be picked if their conduct off the pitch is not up to the required standard. Guardiola made this known while speaking with the BBC shortly after the 4-0 away win over Newcastle United.
Guardiola was furious after Grealish and Foden were pictured at a night out shortly after netting the first two goals in the 7-0 demolition of Leeds United last week Tuesday. Foden opened the scoring before England national team colleague Grealish added a second goal in the first half. Kevin De Bruyne also scored a third goal to give the Premier League leaders a 3-0 advantage at the half-time interval. RiyadMahrez, Belgian playmaker De Bruyne, John Stones and Dutch substitute Nathan Ake all scored in the second half as Manchester City thrashed a depleted Leeds side to hand manager Marcelo Bielsa his biggest defeat in the course of his long managerial career.