Guardiola insists that he will not guarantee anyone a starting spot in his team.
Pep Guardiola has warned the likes of Raheem Sterling and other “sad” Manchester City stars to leave in the summer if they are keen to play every match and not accept the fact that he rotates a lot.
In recent months, England forward Sterling hasn't been a regular in Pep's first-eleven and he missed out on a starting place in their Champions League semi-final first-leg match against PSG last week.
But, over the weekend at Selhurst Park, the winger started against Crystal Palace as the Catalan boss made eight changes to his team.
However, after sealing a win in south London, Guardiola insisted that he will not guarantee anyone a starting spot in his team.
He said as the Mirror quoted: “Eight players didn’t play in Paris and they were sad. Happy for the team but they were sad for not playing.
"Imagine you want to do your job but a guy tells you that you can’t.
“The best way to answer me, prove me wrong and feel guilty, is on the grass. Today they did it.
“Raheem responded like he responded in the Carabao Cup final and Laporte was outstanding.
“I rotate the players a lot. When one guy wants to always play it’s not the right place to be.”