Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure
Wednesday Sep 13, 2017. 19:27
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is at loggerheads with head coach Pep Guardiola once more.
The former Ivory Coast captain seemed to have mended his relationship with the Spanish mentor towards the end of last season, but the two are at it again with Toure axed from the Citizens UEFA Champions League squad.
Toure, 34, was not part of the City squad that traveled to Rotterdam for tonight’s fixture against Feyenoord, with Guardiola revealing that the former Barcelona man knows why he failed to make the cut.
“I spoke with him and he knows the reason why, but it is between him and me,” said Guardiola.
Toure was not even on the bench for City’s thrashing of Liverpool this past weekend and signs suggest that even a birthday cake can’t fix things between the pair this time around…even if Yaya is a ‘special player’.
“It’s just a sportive decision. Yaya was so important last season – six players’ contracts finished last season and the only one who stayed is Yaya because he is a special player,” Guardiola concluded.
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