Roberto Mancini, Manchester City coach, downplayed the incident involving striker Mario Balotelli, when they were about to fight during training.
“I think the photos show the worst of what happened. It was nothing special. There was no fight, this was not true,” said Mancini through a press conference previous to the game against Watford, tomorrow.
English club coach said the dispute between the two “was not serious”. Mancini explained that the incident occurred after a strong play by Balotelli against Scott Sinclair.
“We were playing a game and Mario kicked his teammate and I said to him, ‘Go inside; leave the field’. He said ‘no’, and I took his shirt, I pushed him away. This is what really happened, there was no fight.”
Mancini and his countryman Balotelli were photographed by the press when they were about to fight while other players and technical team members separated them.