Lights, camera, action! City stars take fans on video tour of training in New York

By Paul Collins

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Manchester City players have given fans a unique insight into their training sessions.

The deposed Premier League champions are in New York ahead of their second clash with Chelsea on Saturday night.

And City stars Carlos Tevez, Joe Hart and Samir Nasri strapped on cameras as they look to follow up their 4-3 win in St Louis.

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Lights, camera, action: Carlos Tevez prepares to take fans through his training session

Lights, camera, action: Carlos Tevez prepares to take fans through his training session

Lights, camera, action: Carlos Tevez prepares to take fans through his training session

Meanwhile, City defender Joleon Lescott expects the squad to quickly put the disruption of Roberto Mancini's sacking behind them this summer.

The club's decision to part company with their Italian manager cast a shadow over the final week of their season.

A below-par City lost to Norwich in their final competitive game last Sunday and caretaker boss Brian Kidd admitted the players were drained by developments.

City's campaign finally reaches its conclusion as they take on Chelsea in a friendly in New York's Yankees Stadium tonight.

Lescott said: 'It's been difficult for everyone but it is important as a player you understand that no matter what happens you need to keep striving to improve every game. We'll continue to do that.
"The decision has been made by the club and we have to respect that as players.

'We play for Man City. They have seen fit to part ways with Roberto and we have just got to get ourselves right for the new manager.'

Incoming: Joe Hart puts on the camera to show fans his view of the shots being fired in

Incoming: Joe Hart puts on the camera to show fans his view of the shots being fired in

Incoming: Joe Hart puts on the camera to show fans his view of the shots being fired in

Manuel Pellegrini, who is to leave Malaga at the end of the Spanish season on June 1, is widely expected to take over.

The Chilean has taken both Malaga and Villarreal to the latter stages of the Champions League and he is also known as a good man-manager.

There have been reports of disharmony within the City camp during Mancini's tenure.

'It's best not to go into that,' said Lescott when asked about the rumours while in the US this week.
Lescott's season still has a little way to run having been named in the England squad for upcoming friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil.

But the intensity has notably dropped this week as the players have undertaken a number of promotional activities on behalf of the club in New York.

They then played out an entertaining first friendly against Chelsea in St Louis, with City emerging 4-3 winners after falling 3-0 behind.

Heading towards us: Manchester City players train as they prepare to take on Chelsea in New York

Heading towards us: Manchester City players train as they prepare to take on Chelsea in New York

Heading towards us: Manchester City players train as they prepare to take on Chelsea in New York

'It was not a competitive game in that sense, but it was entertaining, which is what the fans want to see,' said Lescott, who himself was rested.

'It was good. It was a friendly atmosphere and I am sure we kept them entertained.

'You've got to finish the job off. That is what we are trying to do. We are representing Man City at the end of the day.

'There hasn't been much training going on. It's been a commercial trip.

'We've got one more game to go but it's been a productive week.'

City's main off-field news this week has seen them launch a Major League Soccer franchise.

Chief executive Ferran Soriano also met with media and while he did not confirm Pellegrini would be the next manager, he said 'the boxes are right' concerning the 59-year-old.

VIDEO: Watch City's stars train from their point of view


 
 


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Think I've spotted City's USA fans .....behind the goal (photo 4). Do I get my Fiver ?

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" RM , Manchester, United Kingdom, - Hehehe the vitriol you spew on here, so funny to see, i'm glad it's eating away at you. Bet you've got a face like Phil Jones as you type.- Daniel , Manchester, 25/5/2013 18:08" ----> Vitriol? Big word for a Citeh fan. You must have been a Chelsea supporter a few seasons ago. A face like Phil Jones? That would be better than a face like Tevez, or Lescott, or even the much vaunted, Goater the goat. Stick to your chat rooms and leave intelligent posting to adults.

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Where's all the green and gold gone. Saw a car with a green a gold scarf inside,and then a champions sticker. What's that about?

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RM , Manchester, United Kingdom, - Hehehe the vitriol you spew on here, so funny to see, i'm glad it's eating away at you. Bet you've got a face like Phil Jones as you type.

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is there anything this rabble won't do for a bit of publicity, I thought they we're already a massive club in stockport

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@ WeAreTheKippax , Manchester, United Kingdom, 25/5/2013 14:33------> Actually, no. I'm constantly both amazed and amused how a tin-pot, Sugar Daddy propped up little club all of a sudden has so many vociferous supporters, as if they've always been there - which they haven't. Concentrate on your inflatable bananas and your little Poznan dance, and leave football to the true fans who've always been there.

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@steve chiang....Nice one mate!...Gave you a green!

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Muppets take Manhatten!!! And Moyes destroys your Theatre of Dreams--- Dream on!!!

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I saw the 19 comments total and just knew the sad red trolls were spewing thier humourless bile although the "Muppets Take Manhattan" is mildly amusing well done ICJ. Now if only you take a joke about yourselves.

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The Muppets take Manhattan....

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