NEED OUR YAYA TO BE ON
Both times they were eliminated in the round of 16 by Toure’s former club and last season’s Euro kings Barcelona.
While Manuel Pellegrini is under pressure to deliver Champions League success, Toure stopped short of declaring they must win it, but conceded that the club needed to make the quarterfinals at least this season.
Real Madrid are Europe’s most successful club, claiming 10 Champions League crowns, three ahead of AC Milan, and Toure said tonight’s International Champions Cup clash was ideal preparation for City.
“Everybody says it’s a friendly game but for us it doesn’t look like a friendly, it’s a test game, to try and test ourselves and how far we can go,’’ Toure said.
“This year we’ll probably have a difficult draw again, but we’re used to it and we just have to go forward and pass the 16 ( round of 16).’’
Yaya Toure of Manchester City on the burst on the Gold Coast.