Yaya: I wish I’d been more like Mario
YAYA TOURE says he is envious of controversial Manchester City team-mate Mario Balotelli.
Balotelli has been reprimanded for throwing darts at the training ground and has seen his home go up in flames following a firework prank since joining the Premier League leaders.
But Toure claimed the 21-year-old Italian is misunderstood – and wishes he had been as committed as Balotelli when he was younger.
Ivory Coast ace Toure said: “He is such a powerful guy and his concentration levels are unbelievable.
“He is young, so sometimes one or two things he does are maybe misunderstood.
“But for me it is all part of his charm.
“Whatever you hear about him is newpaper stuff and I wish I had been as committed as him when I was his age.”