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Nicolas Otamendi: 'Pep Guardiola wants Manchester City players to speak English'

Pep Guardiola wants every player in the squad to communicate in English when on club duty, according to defender Nicolas Otamendi.

Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi has revealed that manager Pep Guardiola wants every player in the squad to communicate in English when on club duty.

The Citizens first-team squad is made up of 11 different nationalities, with a high number of Spanish and Portuguese speakers.

Alongside the language rule, Guardiola also demands that his players dine together after games, according to Otamendi.

The Argentina international told Fox Sports Radio: "After games, it is obligatory to eat at the club. Diet and rest is very important as we have a very intense calendar.

"Pep is demanding about food and also that we study English, as every meeting is in that language. In December I even have an exam!

"Pep has everything in hand so that when the game comes around, everything flows well. It's all designed for the team to function perfectly. Nothing is left to chance."

City currently sit top of the Premier League table and also top the standings in Champions League Group F.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1211104073334
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd128222762126
3Chelsea1281323101325
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs127232091123
5Liverpool126422417722
6Arsenal127142216622
7Burnley12642129322
8Watford125341921-218
9Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton114341111015
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16Everton123361224-1212
17West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom12246918-910
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham122371125-149
19Swansea CitySwansea12228715-88
20Crystal Palace12129624-185
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