Manchester City boss warned his players they risk losing their place in his first team squad if they react poorly to being left out of the starting lineup.
This means that senior players will inevitably be disappointed as they spend time on the bench or out of the match day squads completely.
Guardiola said “it’s always a problem. I am unfair,’ the guys who don’t deserve to play; it’s always been like this. When they are training in a bad way they are out of the selection for themselves,’ if they are professionals they know what it is.
If they have bad faces, bad moods or want to show how disappointed they are, they will have a big problem because they are not going to play.”
Bernardo Silva, one of City’s best performances so far this season, appears the player most likely to come under the pressure from the return of De Bruyne to full fitness.
The coach concluded that Tottenham, along with Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal, are all genuine contenders to displace City in five-horse title race. Which he said “Last season, we did well in both games, but they have got good manager (Mauricio Pochettino) and good players,’ they cannot invest in players because of their incredible stadium,’ is a lot of money.
“Hopefully they can finish the stadium as quickly as possible. Theirs is no point complaining, we have to adapt.”