“Kalvin Phillips returned from World Cup overweight” – Guardiola

Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola has lashed out at one of his players for returning from the World Cup out of shape.

Explaining why Kalvin Phillips was not included in the Manchester City squad that defeated Liverpool in a Carabao Cup match earlier this week, Guardiola stated that the player is overweight and didn’t arrive in the condition to do training sessions and to play.

He said;

“He’s not injured. He arrived overweight. I don’t know [why]. He didn’t arrive in the condition to do training sessions and to play.”

When asked why the midfielder hasn’t been able to stay fit despite being away with England, Guardiola said;

“No, no, no. Absolutely. That’s why he cannot play. When he will be ready, he will play, because we need him, we need him a lot.”

When asked if it was disappointing, he replied;

“It’s a private conversation with Kalvin.”

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