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Mancini fires drink warning

Man City manager concerned by video of players partying

Last Updated: 30/10/10 9:39am

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Mancini: Concerned by drinking habits

Mancini: Concerned by drinking habits

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Roberto Mancini has again hit out at British football's drinking culture after a video of some of his players on a night out appeared on the internet.

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The Manchester City manager admitted earlier this month that he could not understand why players drink after a game, urging the men in his squad to always 'behave well' for the good of their careers.

However, reports have now emerged - accompanied by grainy footage - suggesting that City quartet Adam Johnson, Gareth Barry, Joe Hart and Shay Given were involved in late-night partying on a trip to Scotland earlier this week.

Mancini has refused to be drawn on whether he will be disciplining the four players, but has again made his displeasure clear.

"I have not seen this video but I told them my opinion about this situation 10 days ago," Mancini said.

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"I don't understand this. The video was on Monday, and Monday was a day off. Some players can do what they want, but I don't understand why.

"I am unhappy about this, but for them. We play every three days and it is difficult to recover. I want to resolve this problem in the dressing room, not here (in a press conference)."

He added: "I think this problem is not only for us, it is for many players. For British players, it is part of the culture."

City take on Wolves at Molineux in the Premier League on Saturday as they look to bounce back from a 3-0 defeat at home to Arsenal.

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