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Pep: Why I Dropped Yaya For Man City's UCL Tie

Pep Guardiola: Why I Dropped Yaya Toure For Manchester City's UEFA Champions League Tie

By Keegan Kruger - Sep 13, 2017 09:54 AM @KeeganKruger

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed why he has dropped Yaya Toure for his side's UEFA Champions League tie against Feyenoord on Wednesday.

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Despite featuring regularly during pre-season, the former Ivory Coast international has not played a single minute of competitive football for the Citizens this season, and the Spaniard has now given his reasoning for this.

"It's a sporting decision," Guardiola said, as quoted by ESPN.  

"He was so important last season – six players finished their contracts, and he was the only one who stayed because he's a special player.

"But the decision is he didn't play the last game, and today he is not in the squad, and he knows the reason why."

Guardiola was then asked whether or not the Ivorian will feature in the first team any time soon.

"Hopefully – it depends on the player," he added.

"I'm always happy, but, of course, I demand as much as possible. I want more – not just from Yaya, I want more from everyone."

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The 34-year-old has made 299 appearances for the Manchester club, scoring 79 goals and assisting a further 48 strikes.

Do you think this could be Toure's last season at City? Have your say in the comments section below.


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king mosha Joined: 17 Aug 2017
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king mosha Sep 15, 2017 10:47 AM
YAYA MUST JUST FIND A TEAM
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Sep 14, 2017 11:40 PM
That's yaya last season I'm sure!
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Faysal Sep 13, 2017 06:06 PM
You started again coach
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Zugo48 Sep 13, 2017 05:39 PM
Pep Guardiola hate Yaya Toure Song...is back with a bang...and I enjoy it...lol
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smartcoach Sep 13, 2017 05:14 PM
He only played last season after Peps favorite Gundoan got injured, He wont play that much this season
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Mentashe Sep 13, 2017 04:45 PM
MOST DEF
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tmg82 Sep 13, 2017 03:35 PM
he hate the kid period
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Myaka weliPhefeni Sep 13, 2017 03:28 PM
U were luking a good combination so u cn bench him bcz u hate him so much,nw u got ur combination without him and next season u wll dump him mxm Pep store u hate African players and where s Kelechi?
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Mgk Sep 13, 2017 03:16 PM
U jst hate yaya stupid coach nxaaaa
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Mjustice Sep 13, 2017 03:05 PM
You hate him... nothing more
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Chemadsun Sep 13, 2017 02:54 PM
You should have gone while you had the chance to do so.
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jinks Sep 13, 2017 02:48 PM
This pep hates Yaya so much.Yaya did so well last season.Wat did Yaya do to him?Maybe he proposed his girlfriend in spain.
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Bakho10 Sep 13, 2017 02:46 PM
Pep never like Yaya
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KNOWLEDGE JR Sep 13, 2017 02:38 PM
Truth be told Yaya Toure has reached his sell by date. He is ageing and vehemently there is no place for Toure in this Pep City team.
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KNOWLEDGE JR Sep 13, 2017 02:37 PM
Truth be told Yaya Toure has reached his sell by date. He is ageing and vehemently there is no place for Toure in this Pep City team.
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Paseka JS Sep 13, 2017 02:26 PM
I think Pep is a racist finish and klaar
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matswakatswaka Sep 13, 2017 02:10 PM
Yaya Toure must cut his losses as the Spaniard coach never liked him, he just tolerates him. I mean we all know about their history at Barcelona and how Yaya had to kiss his ass to get back to play for Manchester City last season, and oh what a stellar season Yaya had!!! And what is his reward for that brilliant season he had??? A pay cut yesss a pay cut. And now he is not being played and now isn't even featuring on the squad to play minnows of European Football what a ((((((WOW)))))) ... Yaya must just cut ties with Guardiolla by signing a deal with the money spending Chinese Super League FINISH & KLAAR.
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O_TH KHOSI Sep 13, 2017 02:06 PM
The right decision would have been for him to leave
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Pascko247 Sep 13, 2017 01:45 PM
I feel sorry for young Yaya your loyalty will not pay a cent you thought by taking a pay cut you will get to play Pep doesn't like you and you know it why forcing it and he knows you won't tell the fans why you not playing
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Nasal Innocent Sep 13, 2017 01:14 PM
Yaya in January you must find another team or ask them now to go on loan where you can play regularly.

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