Mancini lashes out at drink culture
Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini has lashed out at the "drinking culture" of British football after a video of a boozy night out involving members of his squad appeared on the Internet.
Grainy footage showing City stars Adam Johnson, Gareth Barry, Joe Hart and Shay Given at a student house party appeared online shortly after the quartet went on a trip to Scotland earlier this week.
Mancini had recently warned his players to curb their drinking habits to prolong their careers, after separate newspaper reports showed England goalkeeper Hart dancing on a bar in the Spanish resort of Marbella.
Speaking about the latest revelations, Mancini declined to confirm whether any disciplinary action would be taken but admitted he was baffled by his players' activities.
"I have not seen this video but I told them my opinion about this situation 10 days ago," Mancini said.
"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 think this problem is not only for us, it is for many players. For British players, it is part of the culture."