Salomon Kalou has revealed how he has been keeping in shape during the winter break.
The former Chelsea forward, who now plays for Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga, took to Instagram to share pictures of him and his brother taking part in a yoga session in New York on Friday.
The Ivory Coast international is due to fly off to the Africa Nations Cup in January, with the tournament starting later that month.
The 29-year-old, who has netted five goals in seven Bundesliga starts for Hertha this season, was getting in some training Stateside after the German top-flight broke for the winter last Sunday.
A straining Kalou was pictured holding aloft his Yoga instructor Caley Alyssa with his legs, before she returned the favour as the striker joked that he was ‘practicing my diving header pose’ as he balanced on the instructor’s legs.
In another shot Kalou is seen striking a pose alongside his brother and he wrote: ‘With the big bro @ mike_kalou on that spiritual level… #takingthats*** to the next level with the best yoga teacher in the game @ caleyalyssa.’
Instructor Alyssa wrote on Instagram: ‘Last day of training with my amazing client @ salomonkalou and his brother @mike_kalou. I’m so blessed to work with these guys!