Pel­le­grini backs Toure to be in top form

The Pak Banker - - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS/SPORTS -

Manuel Pel­le­grini is con­fi­dent Manch­ester City will see Yaya Toure back to his best af­ter in­sist­ing the prob­lems the player faced last sea­son are now be­hind him.

Toure was on the score­sheet as City showed their Premier League ti­tle cre­den­tials with an im­pres­sive 3-0 open­ing-game win away to West Bromwich Al­bion. Hav­ing seen ri­vals Chelsea and Ar­se­nal both slip up over the week­end, City man­ager Pel­le­grini s team took full ad­van­tage with a dom­i­nant dis­play which will give them con­fi­dence ahead of Sun­day s show­down with Jose Mour­inho s cham­pi­ons.

Hav­ing strug­gled to find his best form for a va­ri­ety of rea­sons last term, the per­for­mance of Ivory Coast star Toure stood out as he gave signs he is fit and fo­cused with a dom­i­nant dis­play at the heart of City s mid­field. "I al­ways said last sea­son it was a strange sea­son for Yaya, he start- ed with a lot of prob­lems, the death of his brother, his agents, I think he was not fo­cused maybe on what he had to do last year," Pel­le­grini ex­plained. "We spoke a long way be­fore the start of the sea­son and I am very sure we will see the Yaya from two years ago.

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