Training day 14: Picture gallery
- Sat 23 Jul 2011, 3:23AM
- Posted by David Clayton/Pics: Sharon Latham
With only three days to go before the squad flies home, there was an accent on fun at today's open training session. in Los Angeles
Under the ever watchful eye of Roberto Mancini, the players had plenty of short-sided games and shooting practice in the cool Los Angeles morning air.
Of course, you can never keep Joe Hart down for long and, frustrated striker that he is, he was soon in the act, banging some in while some of his shots were a danger to teh watching spectators.
Mario Balotelli had fun with the coaches, too, skying a few shots so high one of the balls is probably still on its way down. He buried enough to suggest the wink he gave on his more ambitious shots were completely on purpose.
James Milner was on fire this morning, scoring a couple of crackers and looking in terrific shape. All bodes well for the season.
Gael Clichy was left to watch as his team-mates peppered the goal with shots at the end of an intense but vibrant session.