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Manchester City stars Joleon Lescott and James Milner ready for Super Bowl

Ready for the big game on Sunday, boys And we're not talking about Liverpool's visit to Manchester…

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Nick Metcalfe

PUBLISHED:

18:04 GMT, 1 February 2013

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UPDATED:

18:41 GMT, 1 February 2013

It's the biggest sporting event in the world, they tell us, and some of our biggest football stars can't wait for Sunday's Super Bowl.

Manchester City trio Joleon Lescott, James Milner and Micah Richards look quite the part here as they prepare for this weekend's showdown between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers.

Ready to rumble: Joleon Lescott (left) and James Milner (right) prepare to do battle, with Micah Richards on refereeing duties

Ready to rumble: Joleon Lescott (left) and James Milner (right) prepare to do battle, with Micah Richards on refereeing duties

Lescott, a Ravens fan, and 49ers supporter Milner took part in a special quarterback 'crossbar challenge' at the club’s Carrington training ground.

And in case you were worrying about events taking a controversial turn, Richards was also on hand to undertake refereeing duties.

Milner eventually emerged as the victor, but only after a rule change. After both were successful with two events at hitting the crossbar, the winner was decided by who threw closest to the bar. Milner now hopes this is a lucky omen for events in New Orleans.

He said: 'It's pretty late but I'll try watching as much as I can. I think the 49ers will win it but it's going to be close.

Doing battle: Lescott and Milner are both big American football fans

Doing battle: Lescott and Milner are both big American football fans

'They're the favourites going in but with it being Ray Lewis' last game I don't think the Ravens want to let him down. I've seen clips of Lewis on the field and off the field.

'As a leader he seems unbelievable. He gets everyone going and it'll be a great if he signs off with the big one.'

Give us a smile, James: Lescott, Richards and Milner ahead of this weekend's big game

Give us a smile, James: Lescott, Richards and Milner ahead of this weekend's big game

Milner

Lescott

Who's going to be celebrating 49ers fan Milner (left) and Ravens supporter Lescott (right)

Lescott
said: 'I am a massive NFL fan and will be shouting for the Ravens this
Sunday. I tend to stay up as it's an entertainment event with the half
time show.

'We were lucky enough to visit the Baltimore Ravens when we toured the USA and I got to meet Ray Lewis.

'It would be a fitting end to an
outstanding career if the Ravens won the Vince Lombardi trophy in New
Orleans for him on Sunday.'

Richards, who is a relatively new
convert to the NFL, said: 'To be honest, I'm more of an NBA fan but it's
a big weekend for the NFL and I'll be watching.'

The day job: Milner training with City on Friday ahead of their clash with Liverpool on Sunday

The day job: Milner training with City on Friday ahead of their clash with Liverpool on Sunday

Up for the cup: Lescott (right) in action for City in their FA Cup clash with Stoke last weekend

Up for the cup: Lescott (right) in action for City in their FA Cup clash with Stoke last weekend

The three players will have more pressing matters on Sunday before the Super Bowl, and that's a Premier League clash with Liverpool.

A 0-0 draw at QPR in midweek saw City lose further ground in the title race, with local rivals United beating Southampton and moving seven points clear.

Roberto Mancini's men will be desperate for victory over the Merseysiders, before some of the City players settle down, along with millions of others, for a ball game of a very different kind.

Watch the City stars take part in their special American football challenge…

Roberto Mancini admits loss of Kolo and Yaya Toure to African Cup of Nations will affect title challenge

Out in Africa! Mancini admits loss of Toure brothers to Cup of Nations will affect trophy hunt

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UPDATED:

12:03 GMT, 31 December 2012

Roberto Mancini has warned that his team may have a difficult January after losing Toure brothers Kolo and Yaya to the African Nations Cup.

The two City players will be missing for a month as City face an important run of games in the Barclays Premier League and FA Cup.

This morning Mancini said: 'Yes, we could have a problem.

Problem: Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini admits the loss of Yaya and Kolo Toure to the Africa Cup of Nations could affect their title challenge in January

Problem: Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini admits the loss of Yaya and Kolo Toure to the Africa Cup of Nations could affect their title challenge in January

'Micah Richards wont be ready to play until February while Jack Rodwell is out indefinitely and Kolarov is out for two weeks.

'Certainly we cant sell any players as we don't have any players to fill in.'

City face Stoke at home tomorrow after bringing the curtain down on a year that saw them win the Premier League.

Mancini added: 'This was a fantastic year for us, a fantastic season.

'I hope next year will be the same. I always hope the next year will be better but to be the same would be great.

Missing: Yaya Toure will be playing for the Ivory Coast in the tournament, which kicks off in South Africa on January 19

Missing: Yaya Toure will be playing for the Ivory Coast in the tournament, which kicks off in South Africa on January 19

Africa bound: Yaya's brother, Kolo, will also be playing in the three-week tournament

Africa bound: Yaya's brother, Kolo, will also be playing in the three-week tournament

'We have a chance to have a fantastic 2013.'

Mancini has a selection dilemma tomorrow after striker Edin Dzeko scored a hat-trick in the 4-3 win at Norwich on Saturday.

Asked if the Bosnian will definitely play tomorrow, he said: 'if he scored three goals every time he will stay in every week.

'he played very well at Norwich but there are 23 players who want to play every week and that's impossible.'

CITY MATCHES THE TOURE BROTHERS COULD MISS

January 13 – Arsenal (A)
January 19 – Fulham (H)
January 26 – Possible FA Cup fourth round
January 29 – Queens Park Rangers (A)
February 3 – Liverpool (H)
February 9 – Southampton (A)

Vincent Kompany returns to Manchester City training

EXCLUSIVE: Kompany back in training as Manchester City captain targets Toon clash

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UPDATED:

12:39 GMT, 13 December 2012

Manchester City have been handed a huge boost with the return to training of Vincent Kompany.

The City captain limped off early with a hamstring problem in last weekend's derby defeat to Manchester United and was ruled out of Saturday's trip to Newcastle in the Barclays Premier League.

However, the Belgian is desperate to play and asked manager Roberto Mancini if he could to some training on Thursday.

Concern: Vincent Kompany limped out of the derby with a hamstring problem

Concern: Vincent Kompany limped out of the derby with a hamstring problem

Kompany trained on his own away from the main group of players and will see how his injury responds before making a decision on whether to train properly on Friday.

Mancini still rates Kompany as 'very doubtful' for Saturday's game at St James' Park but hopes his skipper will miss just one game at the most.

Meanwhile, City defender Micah Richards hopes to be back playing by early February after knee surgery in October.

The 24-year-old tore the meniscus in his right knee but is gradually making progress in his rehabilitation.

On the mend: Micah Richards (No 2) hopes to be playing again in February

On the mend: Micah Richards (No 2) hopes to be playing again in February

'I am not putting a date on when I will be back because these things are never exact but I am hoping it will be in early February,' he told City's website.

'There is still not too much I can do but I am now on one crutch instead of two so that is progress.

'Of course it is frustrating and there is nothing more I would like than to be out there playing but I am being well looked after, the injury is responding and the knee getting stronger every day.

'I am busy try to build the muscle up and I am doing some weights.'

Sweden v England: Wilfried Zaha WILL be unleashed off the bench to win first cap as Roy Hodgson hands Raheem Sterling his debut aged 17

Zaha WILL be unleashed off the bench to win first England cap as Hodgson hands Sterling his debut aged just 17

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11:45 GMT, 14 November 2012

England team v Sweden

(4-2-3-1): Hart; Johnson, Caulker, Cahill, Baines; Gerrard, Cleverley; Sterling, Osman, Young; Welbeck.

KO: 7.30pm. TV: LIVE on ITV1 from 7.15pm.

Wilfried Zaha will come off the bench tonight to make his England debut, Sportsmail has learnt.

Roy Hodgson will hand the 20-year-old Crystal Palace winger his first cap providing no significant injuries derail his plan.

The England starting XI will feature three debutants before Zaha is unleashed on the Swedes in Stockholm.

Tottenham’s Steven Caulker, 20, will make his debut alongside Gary Cahill in the heart of Hodgson’s defence with Leon Osman and Raheem Sterling marking their first starts their own unique milestones.

Young Lion: Raheem Sterling (centre) in training at the 'Friends Arena' in Stockholm on Tuesday night

Young Lion: Raheem Sterling (centre) in training at the 'Friends Arena' in Stockholm on Tuesday night

Young Lion: Raheem Sterling (centre) in training at the 'Friends Arena' in Stockholm on Tuesday night

England's Lion cubs

Raheem Sterling, at 17 years and 332 days, is set to become the third-youngest player to represent England after Theo Walcott and Wayne Rooney.

Ahead of Sterling's debut in Sweden on Wednesday night, here are the 10 youngest players to have pulled on the Three Lions jersey so far…

Theo Walcott
17 years 75 days v Hungary (30 May 2006)

Wayne Rooney
17 years 111 days v Australia (12 Feb 2003)

James Prinsep
17 years 252 days v Scotland (05 Apr 1879)

Thurston Rostron
17 years 311 days v Wales (26 Feb 1881)

Clement Mitchell
18 years 23 days v Wales (15 Mar 1880)

Michael Owen
18 years 59 days v Chile (11 Feb 1998)

Micah Richards
18 years 143 days v Netherlands (15 Nov 2006)

Duncan Edwards
18 years 182 days v Scotland (02 Apr 1955)

James Brown
18 years 210 days v Wales (26 Feb 1881)

Jack Wilshere
18 years 222 days v Hungary (11 Aug 2010)

Sterling who, at 17 years and 332
days, will be the third youngest England player since the end of the
19th century. Only Theo Walcott and Wayne Rooney were younger on debut
and Sterling will take his bow in a Stockholm district where another
17-year-old made his name in 1958.

Osman, meanwhile, will be the third oldest debutant since 1954, after Kevin Davies and Steve Bould.

Pele lit up the World Cup final at the
Rasunda Stadium, the original national stadium in Solna which is about
to be demolished and has been superseded by the 50,000-seat Friends
Arena where England take on Sweden for the third time in a year.

Inside, the stadium is immaculate, although the pitch was only rolled out five days before Hodgson’s team trained on it last night.

Outside, there is plenty of work to do and the area is dominated by towering cranes, stacks of containers and hard-hatted workers.

As the construction continues, Hodgson expands his team-building programme. A sign beside the stadium indicates that controlled explosions may occur and thoughts turn again to Liverpool starlet Sterling.

Hodgson, briefly acquainted with the winger thanks to his time at Anfield, said: ‘In some of the games, he has been pretty much a star player for Liverpool and extremely dangerous with his ability to run with the ball, his pace, his directness. He has even scored one or two important goals.

‘Steven Caulker and Raheem have been playing regularly for the Under 21s and have made that transition. Leon Osman is the odd one out, he’s a bit different.

‘He has been performing regularly and well for Everton but has been passed over. I thought it was time to give him a chance because he has been one of the unsung heroes of a very good football team for many years.’

Sterling effort: Liverpool's winger will become the third-youngest footballer to have ever played for Englandplayed for England

Sterling effort: Liverpool's winger will become the third-youngest footballer to have ever played for England

As Hodgson laments the dearth of elite talent available to him in the Barclays Premier League, it proves ever more important to secure those with options.

Four uncapped players with dual nationality are in this England squad. Although this particular friendly does not have the clout to end interest from elsewhere, at least the point has been made to Sterling, Wilfried Zaha, Carl Jenkinson and Ryan Shawcross.

Hodgson claims to have assurances from FIFA that the paperwork to transfer Jenkinson’s allegiance from Finland will be ready in time for kick-off.

If so, Jenkinson could be one of a maximum six substitutes, as could Zaha, whose inclusion bewildered Sweden manager Erik Hamren. ‘I know some Saha but I don’t know if it’s the right one,’ said Hamren.

Bright futures: Steven Caulker (right) in training with Wilfried Zaha (centre) and Tom Huddlestone

Bright futures: Steven Caulker (right) in training with Wilfried Zaha (centre) and Tom Huddlestone

Debutant: Everton midfielder Leon Osman

Debutant: Everton midfielder Leon Osman

Hodgson, who has called 48 players for England duty during his six months at the helm, has resisted the temptation to start with Jack Wilshere. It looks like a change for the second half, as could be the return of Tom Huddlestone, a fine passing talent lost to injury problems over the last two years.

Both can play vital roles in the World Cup and have a more natural defensive instinct than Tom Cleverley and Steven Gerrard, who will be given the task of controlling Zlatan Ibrahimovic tonight when he drops deep, as he has licence to for Sweden.

Ibrahimovic excelled in this role when the teams met in Kiev in Euro 2012, a game England won 3-2 thanks to a fightback inspired by Walcott from the bench.

The inclusion of Caulker and Gary Cahill, two defenders with strength in the air, may also have been to nullify Sweden’s key assets.

They will be aware that no-one has taken possession of the places in the centre of England’s back four since John Terry’s retirement.

This is Hodgson polishing the crystal ball he claims to be no good at reading.

And all the time, thinking of Brazil.

West Ham ready for tough run starting with Manchester City, says Sam Allardyce

The tough run starts now: Allardyce braced for big guns… starting with champions City

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UPDATED:

13:15 GMT, 1 November 2012

Speaking out: West Ham boss Sam Allardyce

Tough run-in: Hammers boss Sam Allardyce

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is preparing for a difficult run of Barclays Premier League fixtures, starting with Manchester City on Saturday.

The Hammers have lost three league games since being promoted last season and sit ninth in the table.

But Allardyce could be glad of the 14 points already accrued as his side face the champions at the weekend before taking on Newcastle, Tottenham, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool in the coming weeks.

'We knew (about the fixtures) at the start of the season and that is why we were looking to get the points on the board that we did and like I say, nine games have passed by and we have had two disappointing results, both away (from home),' he said.

Allardyce admits he is not expecting to pick up a high number of points during a difficult run but still feels other sides will be envious of West Ham's current situation.

Defeat: West Ham fell 2-1 to Wigan last weekend

Defeat: West Ham fell 2-1 to Wigan last weekend

'Certainly Southampton and Reading will be looking at us and be a little jealous but there is this group of fixtures and it will be very difficult indeed,' he said.

'We accept that we probably won't get as many points as we have collected in the first part of the season but we have got to try and get as many points as we possibly can and then move on to late December and January.'

CITY DEFENDER ZABALETA FIT TO FACE HAMMERS

Pablo Zabaleta has eased Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini's defensive injury concerns by declaring himself fit for Saturday's trip to West Ham.

The Barclays Premier League champions feared having no fit specialist right-back after Micah Richards last week joined Zabaleta and Maicon on the injury list.

But Zabaleta (pictured, below), after sitting out three matches with a hamstring injury suffered on international duty, is now ready to return.

The 27-year-old told the club's website: 'I feel good, I've been training with the team and I think I should be fine to play on Saturday.
'We have some problems in defence at the moment. We've had three full-backs injured over the past few months, so it is great to be back with the team.'

Brazil international Maicon has made just two appearances since his August deadline day move from Inter Milan after suffering a foot injury in the Champions League loss at Real Madrid.

Return: Pablo Zabaleta should face West Ham on Saturday

Richards missed the start of the season with an ankle problem sustained representing Great Britain at the Olympics and had been in just his fourth game back when injured last weekend.

The 24-year-old required surgery and faces up to 16 weeks on the sidelines after going down in agony clutching his knee late in the 1-0 win over Swansea at the Etihad Stadium.

Zabaleta said: 'It's very disappointing for Micah.

'He's been injured from the start of the season, then he came back and was playing well, but now he has this knee injury.

'This is a time when he has to be extra strong. Obviously it is difficult physically, but also mentally it is very tough when you are injured, you have to stay very strong.'

Midfielder Javi Garcia is also hoping to prove his fitness for the weekend after four games out with a thigh injury.

Micah Richards to return to training with Manchester City

Richards boost for Mancini with Man City defender poised to return to training

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UPDATED:

22:09 GMT, 4 October 2012

Micah Richards is almost ready to return to action with Manchester City.

The defender has not played since injuring his ankle playing for Team GB against South Korea during the Olympic Games.

But Richards will take part in
first-team training next week, giving manager Roberto Mancini a lift
going into the international break.

Road to recovery: Richards is set to rejoin his City team-mates in training

Road to recovery: Richards is set to rejoin his City team-mates in training

If there is no adverse reaction, Richards could be in line for a recall against West Bromwich Albion when the Premier League resumes on October 20.

Richards, 24, will have a fight on his hands to regain his right-back slot, with Pablo Zabaleta and Maicon vying for the position. Mancini could also play the England man at centre back.

Manchester City star Micah Richards to return in two weeks" time

Boost for City boss Mancini as Richards reveals he will return in two weeks' time

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13:28 GMT, 13 September 2012

Micah Richards has revealed he should be back playing in a fortnight.

The 24-year-old has been out of action since sustaining an ankle injury while playing for Britain at the London Olympics, but he says things are looking good.

'It’s probably going to take about two more weeks,' Richards said.

Injury: Micah Richards is carried off the pitch during Britain's match with South Korea at the London Olympics

Injury: Micah Richards is carried off the pitch during Britain's match with South Korea at the London Olympics

'I’m happy with the progress we’ve made so far because it was quite a bad one, but I can’t wait to just get back in among the squad. I have loads of positive messages from fans and I am grateful for that.

'I’ve got so much respect for the supporters for always getting behind me. I’ve been here since I was 14, this will be my eighth season in the Premier League and they’ve supported me all the way, through the good times and bad.'

After such a memorable finale last season, when City beat their local rivals United to the Premier League title, Richards admitted that missing the opening to this campaign has been tough.

'Winning the league was an amazing
time for everyone involved at the club I guess it wasn’t meant to be for
me at the start of the season. I suppose it’s part and parcel of
football, you know, injuries come with it.

'I
think you just have to take it on the chin and get on with it really.
It was hard, having been at the Olympics and then having to miss the
first four or five games – it has not been easy.

'It’s especially hard when you know there are more players coming in and there’s more competition.'

Itching for a return: Richards expects to return in two weeks' time

Itching for a return: Richards expects to return in two weeks' time

London 2012 Olympics: Football – Jose Mourinho bemused at David Beckham omission

I'm still amazed Beckham was left out of the Olympic squad, says Mourinho

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UPDATED:

10:37 GMT, 5 August 2012

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has expressed his bemusement at Stuart Pearce's decision to leave former England captain David Beckham out of his 18-man Team GB squad.

Beckham, 36, played a pivotal role in bringing the Games to London back in 2005 and was expected to be named as one of three eligible over-23 players for the tournament.

But the LA Galaxy star was overlooked in favour of Ryan Giggs, Craig Bellamy and Micah Richards as Pearce's squad were knocked out at the quarter-final stage by South Korea.

Missing out: Beckham (right) shares a joke with Real Madrid's Kaka during a friendly this week

Missing out: Beckham (right) shares a joke with Real Madrid's Kaka during a friendly this week

'There is something I don’t understand,' said Mourinho, who was talking after his Real side beat LA Galaxy 5-1 in a pre-season friendly in California.

'If now the Olympic Games are in London, it is because of Beckham. I know, because I was also inside of that project.

'It’s because of Sebastian Coe and other people, but he was the most important face of that project. I don’t understand why he is not playing. I cannot understand.

'In a group of 18 players you have football qualities to give and human qualities to give. He is one of the best football professionals. I’m so sorry he’s not there.'

Down and out: Stuart Pearce's side were beaten on penalties by South Korea

Down and out: Stuart Pearce's side were beaten on penalties by South Korea

The former Chelsea manager added: 'Beckham is always very nice to me. He has always very good words for me.

'I’m so sorry I could never be his coach, because I would love it.

'Now it is too late because David is in the last years of his career.'

Mourinho makes no attempt to hide his admiration for Beckham – and the feeling is reciprocated.

'Jose is an exceptional manager and an amazing human being as well,' said Beckham.

Admiration: Mourinho spoke highly of Beckham

Admiration: Mourinho spoke highly of Beckham

'He was one of the first people to call me after I ruptured my Achilles. He kept in touch with me. It makes him a great human being.

'What he does for teams and what he does for players, individuals, is very special.

'There are not many managers who can do that. He’s a very special person and manager. What he has achieved in his career, his very short career, is amazing.'

What lessons learnt from Team GB"s beating by Brazil? Martin Keown

What Team GB's beating by Brazil taught us ahead of Senegal opener

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UPDATED:

22:20 GMT, 25 July 2012

Don't be so harsh on the British side

Some of the criticism of the team after Friday night’s defeat by Brazil was over the top. It is a really tall order to get such an assortment of players to play with cohesion.

This is the equivalent of the British and Irish Lions who always talk of the unique camaraderie on tour, so I’m really happy to see the likes of Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy in the team.

But I’d like to have seen more players from each member nation — this may be their only chance to play in an international tournament.

Seasoned pro: Ryan Giggs

Seasoned pro: Ryan Giggs

The risk of Micah in the middle

The mistakes made against Brazil were typical of a pre-season friendly, where players are nowhere near their sharpest or fittest.

The penalty Micah Richards conceded against Hulk was because he got out-muscled — when during the season do you see Richards get out-muscled

He is as athletic a player as I’ve seen in 20 years and has improved immensely at Manchester City as a right back.

However, if you move into the middle you have to know your stuff. If you’re five yards out of position it doesn’t matter how quick you are, you’ve lost the race. But if he does learn how to play at centre back he can be dynamite.

Outmuscled: Micah Richards fouls Hulk

Outmuscled: Micah Richards fouls Hulk

The need for communication

The key problem was communication. Ryan Bertrand was out of position at right back but nobody was helping him.

The two central defenders were split by a ball down the middle. Richards went to attack but it was on James Tomkins’s side. There was no fancy football, it was just a long ball.

There’s a period of getting to know your team-mates and the defensive partners need far better communication. Youngsters are typically not as clear of their roles.

That is where the senior players need to feed knowledge in and manager Stuart Pearce must make it clear how he wants to play.

Playing catch-up: James Tomkins trails Neymar

Playing catch-up: James Tomkins trails Neymar

London 2012 Olympics: Stuart Pearce relying on Ryan Giggs to keep dream alive

Pearce needs his Welshmen to keep him in the management spotlight

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21:49 GMT, 21 July 2012

England’s ultimate patriot Stuart Pearce will rely heavily on Welsh influence as his managerial career is put on the line at the Olympic tournament.

Team GB’s opening game against Senegal at Old Trafford on Thursday represents their men’s first involvement in an Olympic Games for 52 years and has faced opposition in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, who fear it could lead to FIFA considering a British team at future World Cups.

Pearce also knows the next three weeks carry huge personal implications after he has been stripped of a lot of his power at the FA and criticised for leaving David Beckham out of his Olympic squad, instead picking Wales legends Ryan Giggs and Craig Bellamy and Manchester City’s Micah Richards as his over-age players.

Leading by example: Giggs draws on his vast experience to inspire the younger members of the GB squad

Leading by example: Giggs draws on his vast experience to inspire the younger members of the GB squad

It is a huge gamble for Pearce, who, four months ago, appeared one of the most powerful managers in football, in temporary charge of England, the Under-21s and Team GB. Since then, he has been ditched from any involvement at senior level by England’s new manager Roy Hodgson and his Under-21 job is also under threat.

That leaves just the Olympics for one of England’s most popular internationals, which explains why he made the tough call to exclude Beckham and pick five Welshmen in his 18-man squad, including the current national team captain, Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal.

‘I’m the first to admit that I have to make sure my CV keeps getting topped up and I improve and improve,’ he said. ‘This tournament will certainly help in that respect. It will improve my coaching ability.’

Keeping his CV topped up:Team GB Men's manager Stuart Pearce

Keeping his CV topped up:Team GB Men's manager Stuart Pearce

Pearce knows an Olympic medal will help him land a top club job. And his destiny lies in the hands of the Welshmen, most notably 38-year-old Giggs, his captain, and the spiky and sparky Bellamy.

‘They’re fantastically professional, have no airs and graces and send a great message just by the way they conduct themselves,’ said Pearce.

‘Ryan has been a great captain in the build-up and he will grow even more in the tournament. The door is open for him to give his opinions to me, which he does.’

Friday’s 2-0 friendly defeat by Brazil shows how much GB must do to compete for a medal. Pearce has had three weeks to prepare his team while others have been building for two years. Apart from goalkeeper Jack Butland, he has not been allowed to pick Euro 2012 players, which ruled out Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Phil Jones and Danny Welbeck.

In contrast, Spain’s squad features Euro 2012 winners, among them Chelsea’s Juan Mata and Jordi Alba, who each scored in the final.

Men's route to the final