Sergio Aguero reveals why Pep Guardiola banned Wi-Fi at Manchester City

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach hopes that preventing his players from using the internet will foster a stronger team spirit 

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Sergio Aguero has claimed that Pep Guardiola disabled Wi-Fi at Manchester City’s training ground because he found one of his players using a phone while being massaged.

As revealed recently by Pablo Zabaleta, in the hope of fostering a stronger team spirit, Guardiola has made it harder for his players to be distracted by their phones at the City Football Academy.

Sections of the complex receive no 3G or 4G signal and with the club’s own Wi-Fi connection now disabled, Aguero and his team-mates regularly find themselves unable to connect to the internet.

"Down in the dressing room and massage area there is absolutely no connection," the striker, who is currently on international duty with Argentina, told ESPN.

“I don’t know who he [Guardiola] caught relaxing with his phone, maybe he did not like it. From then, he cut the internet.”

Guardiola has also banned junk food and, during pre-season, ordered overweight players to train alone until they reached full fitness.

Aguero also revealed that the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach insists on speaking English around his players, but has made exceptions for some of the club’s new arrivals.

“He speaks in English and to the new ones, like Nolito, he speaks Spanish, but sometimes he mixes in a bit of German because he speaks German very well. He speaks to us all in English,” the 28-year-old said.

Aguero missed a penalty in Argentina's 1-0 World Cup qualifying defeat to Paraguay on Tuesday, extending his goalless run to five games.

Aguero admitted after the game that he was "not doing things right" and that he could understand if Edgardo Bauza, Argentina's national team coach, decided to drop him.