Toure ‘hu­mil­i­ated’ over UCL snub

Lesotho Times - - Sport -

LONDON — Yaya Toure’s agent Dim­itri Seluk has spo­ken about Manch­ester City coach Pep Guardi­ola’s de­ci­sion to OMIT the mid­fielder from the Uefa Cham­pi­ons League squad.

The for­mer Barcelona and Bay­ern Mu­nich men­tor made his squad an­nounce­ment on Fri­day and the Ivory Coast in­ter­na­tional cap­tain’s name wasn’t in­cluded in the 21-man list who will do bat­tle against Barcelona, Borus­sia Monchenglad­bach and Celtic.

“It is Pep’s de­ci­sion and we must re­spect that,” Seluk told Mir­ror Sport.

“If he wins the Cham­pi­ons League for City this sea­son then I will travel to Eng­land and I will say on tele­vi­sion that Pep Guardi­ola is the best man­ager in the world.

“But if City don’t win the Cham­pi­ons League then I hope that Pep has got the balls to say that he was wrong to hu­mil­mil­i­ate a great player like Yaya,” he

The 33-year-old’s is one of only two play­ers in the cur­rent Cit­i­zens squad,uad, along with newly-signed goal­keep­ereper Clau­dio Bravo, who have tasted Chamam­pi­ons League suc­cess.

“Yaya is a pro­fes­sional and so he e will do ev­ery­thing he is asked to do,” Seluk added.

“Per­haps Pep will think he is good enough to play in the fi­nal 10 min­utes of a League Cup game against a third di­vi­sion team - and, yes, I am jok­ing.

“But what I can tell you is that Yaya will spend the sea­son at City. He will not be leav­ing in Jan­uary.y. He hopes that he will get the chan­cence to prove him­self,” he con­cluded. — Sport24

Yaya Toure.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Lesotho

© PressReader. All rights reserved.