Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye has praised his Manchester City counterpart, Yaya Touré, by saying that the Ivory Coast international is one of the best in the world. Newcastle will be making the trip to the Etihad stadium in order to face City during the weekend.
This will be one of the toughest encounters for Newcastle over the course of the season. They have certainly not done well against City in the last few years. Touré was a £ 24 million signing from Barcelona three seasons ago.
The former Barcelona midfielder Yaya Touré has revealed that his desire is to stay at Manchester City till the end of his career. The 29-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder has been one of the influential players for the club since arriving in a £ 24 million deal from Barcelona a few seasons ago.
Many who questioned his wages, which is in excess of £ 200,000 per week, initially have also accepted the fact that he is a real big game player. Touré once again demonstrated his importance to the City team by scoring in the 2-0 win over Chelsea during the weekend.
The Manchester city defender Kolo Toure, who has been frozen out of the first team action for the last couple of months, made his successful return to the first-team to the Premier league. He has now said that he does not want to leave Manchester city for any other club. He was linked with a move to the Turkish club Bursaspor only a few weeks ago, but he has now stated his intention to remain with the Premier League champions. He has also said that he is ready to sign a new contract with them. Kolo Toure was £ 15 million signing from Arsenal three years ago.
The Manchester cup City midfielder Yaya Touré has said that the Manchester City players should not be feeling sorry for themselves and instead should be focusing on the task of retaining the Premier league title by putting up a fight in the second half of the season. Manchester City lost the recent match against archrivals Manchester United 3-2 to concede a six point advantage to their rivals in the table. They came into the weekend's match trailing United by three points knowing that a victory would put them level, but they lost courtesy of a last-minute winner from Robin van Persie.
The Manchester city midfielder Gareth Barry has said that the presence of players like Yaya Touré and David Silva around him certainly make his job easier. The former Aston Villa midfielder recently achieved his ambition of winning the Premier league title. He left Aston Villa in a £ 16 million deal stating the exact reasons a couple of years ago.
Now, after having become as a Premier league champions, he is not looking to rest on his laurels. He has said that winning the Champions League will be another crowning moment in his career. Gareth Barry has become one of the important members of the team under both Mark Hughes and Roberto Mancini.
The Manchester city midfielder Yaya Touré has said that he is extremely disappointed to have lost the crucial first Champions League encounter with Real Madrid. After having managed to keep the home side out for most of the match, Manchester city managed to take the surprise lead in the second half through a great break away from Yaya Touré.
The Ivory Coast midfielder was at his best in the breakaway and he simply had to feed Edin Dzeko for the opening goal of the match. However, City were unable to hold on to the lead for much longer after they were defeated by goals from Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo later in the match.
The Ivorian midfield dynamo has been in fine form recently for his club side, helping them record two recent victories in their warm up campaign.
Touré got himself on the score sheet for the Eastlands side against German Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday, scoring the second to seal an easy win the the Blues.
Argentinian Sergio Aguero opened the scoring on 40 minutes, breaking through the defence following a period of patient possession play, giving City the lead in a game which was played at a leisurely pace throughout.
The second and ultimately final goal came ten minutes after the restart, with Carlos Tevez bursting through on goal, unselfishly choosing to slide the ball across the box to the Ivorian rather than shoot himself, with Touré duly providing a calm finish.
It was Touré too who got the second goal in City’s previous friendly game, a 2-0 victory over Premier League rivals Arsenal in the Birds Nest Stadium in Beijing.
Manchester City has extended the contract of its manager, Robert Mancini. This news has brought happiness in the whole Manchester city camp. The midfielder, Yaya Toure, has said that he is overjoyed after hearing this news. Robert Mancini is a great coach and he is very close to the players. His coaching style is immaculate. Each and every player in the team likes him.
As per Toure, if a club keeps on changing its manager frequently, it affects the team’s performance. Toure has given the example of Manchester United. He said that Manchester United has kept Alex Ferguson as manager since a very long time and the club is giving fantastic results. So, a manager should be kept for a long time.
A number of African stars including Manchester City midfielder Yaya Touré have expressed their full support by taking part in the testimonial for the Foundation of Benjani. The testimonial match will be taking place on May 25th and 26th.
A number of high-profile African including Yaya Touré are expected to take part. The Ivorian has just won the Premier league title with Manchester City. Despite the rumours linking him with a return to Spain, he has said that he will be remaining at the Manchester club. Yaya Touré is thought to be one of the world's highest earners, as his contract is worth around £ 250,000 per week.
Yaya Toure has attracted plaudits throughout the season and there is no difference in the aftermath of City’s victory in the Manchester Derby this week. Following the role he played in the derby success he was described as “dominant”, “magnificent” and having “given everything in securing the win”.
City now sit top of the table on goal difference and their success has been due in no small part to the role of their inspirational midfielder throughout the season. Toure dominated the midfield throughout and nearly capped his performance with a goal only to see his effort go inches wide of David De Gea’s post.