Toure wants to break the ‘Guardiola Myth’

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Shocking Claim About Pep Guardiola

The ex-Blues midfielder Yaya Toure has revealed some unsettling news about the Man city boss Pep Guardiola. Toure left City in May after eight years with the club and has now revealed the truth behind Guardiola.

His intentions are to ‘break the myth’ about Guardiola by revealing that the City boss “often [has] problems with Africans.” He has linked his lack of time on the field with the colour of his skin. Furthermore, Toure accused Guardiola of being ‘manipulative’ and blames him for both of his short-live spells at clubs under his management.

“He was cruel with me. Do you really think he could’ve been like that with Andres Iniesta?” Toure said.

“It got to the point I asked myself if it was because of my colour. I’m not the first, other Barca players asked the question too,” he added.

Toure, who made just one start in his final Premier League season at the Etihad, said Guardiola would “never admit [to not liking African players]. But the day he picks a team with five Africans in it, I promise I will send him a cake!”

When Yaya Toure spoke with France Football he expressed; “maybe we Africans are not always treated by some in the same way as others.” However, City have declined to comment on Toure’s views.

It’s hard to deny that there has been an inequality on the team. Looking back over the past four years City has featured only a handful of players of African descent, and only three who represented African nations internationally – Toure, who is Ivorian, Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon and Mali international Seydou Keita.

Toure will be leaving City at the end of June, but he is bitter about the whole situation.

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“He {Guardiola} stole my farewell with City, a club with beautiful fans. I would have liked to leave with emotion of this club the way Iniesta [left Barca] or Gianluigi Buffon [left Juventus]. But Pep prevented me.”

“I want to be the one who breaks the Guardiola myth,” he added.

Toure, however, claims his physical performance did not fall off. “I even asked coaches for my stats,” he said.

“When I realised that they were as good or better, both in training and in matches, as those who played and were younger than me, I understood that it was not a question of physicality. I don’t know why but I have the impression that he was jealous, he took me for a rival.”

 

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