Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola reportedly locked his players in the dressing room following the 2-0 defeat to Tottenham on Sunday.
Goals from debutant Steven Bergwijn and Son Heung-Min were enough to secure all three points for the home side inside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The Spaniard appeared to take the loss hard, and was thought to have held his players in the dressing room to give them a piece of his mind.
He played down any talk of a rollocking though, insisting he was simply having a long conversation with his staff as his players did not deserve to be ridiculed.
Guardiola did not emerge for around 45 minutes to do any interviews as he kept himself in the away dressing room.
And it's thought he may serve some kind of punishment for not fulfilling his immediate media duties.
Sky Sports presenter David Jones initially said the broadcaster was struggling to get hold of the City boss for an interview, before admitting he had emerged a few moments later.
When asked if he was telling his players off, Guardiola replied: “No. With this performance? How should I be critical with my players performance?
“I was talking with my staff.
“With this performance it would be a terrible mistake to point at them and say how bad they were.
“We played well but lost the game. It happened again. They had two shots and scored two goals.
“I don't have too many things to say about the performance. We have to accept it and analyse it. It is not easy. We did really well, honestly. We created chances and conceded few.
“A few times this season it has happened. The sending off was a key point. We said at half-time be careful, yellow cards are a fast and quick action."