Pellegrini backs Toure to be in top form
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.