Away from the offices, Manchester City were back in work over the weekend and they had a special visitor. Coach Pep Guardiola arranged for a visit from Toni Nadal, the uncle and former coach of tennis star Rafa Nadal, to give a chat to the squad before a key moment in the season.
The Champions League last 16 match against Real Madrid is around the corner and is now a crucial moment in the season for Guardiola's men, so the visit from Nadal came at a significant moment. He gave the speech at the City Football Academy to the players and club staff about professional performance and the importance of being strong mentally in big games.
It is not the first time Guardiola's arranged for an event like this. Previously, Oscar Camps, the founder and director of the NGO Open Arms has given a speech that had an impact on many players. City are next in action on Wednesday when they face West Ham, with Leicester to come at the weekend before they travel to Madrid.