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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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Emildo12 Joined: 01 Jan 2017
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Emildo12 Sep 13, 2017 12:27 PM
Don't worry guy's yaya will let man city loose 2 games u'll see yaya
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smo Joined: 30 Dec 2014
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smo Sep 13, 2017 12:09 PM
Last czn should hv been his last..
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Farmer89 Sep 13, 2017 11:52 AM
Pep hate Yaya
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RAMBO KINGDOM COMMANDO 22 Joined: 07 Sep 2017
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RAMBO KINGDOM COMMANDO 22 Sep 13, 2017 11:51 AM
Aish Pep always this and that we want to see him playng come on
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FlyingBucs Sep 13, 2017 11:22 AM
As long as @PepG still conducting the Citizens,@YaYa would slowly buh sureley fall down!!,and move 2 China,bcoz thats what @PepG wishes...i would lyk 2 advise @YaYa to switch to onother EPL club while he still can-clearly he's not appriciated by @PepG!
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Khosification Amu86 Sep 13, 2017 11:11 AM
Pep shown him the middle finger last season, He just played him bcoz of pressure from funs and media, Now dat his contract was finished Yaya should have joined a team where he was gonna be an important member since its clear that he still want to play at the highest level, not for money teams like maybe Everton
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Ngomzy Sep 13, 2017 10:34 AM
you just have an issue with Yaya,shame on u coach
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kzorog Sep 13, 2017 10:28 AM
@CECIL M thank you
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nmatshediso Sep 13, 2017 10:25 AM
serves him right. .he should have left and he chose to stay
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Warras4khosi Sep 13, 2017 10:08 AM
Pep has started again with his racism,lame excuses last season was about Yaya's agent this season stories.
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CECIL M Joined: 08 Jun 2017
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CECIL M Sep 13, 2017 09:58 AM
U SHOOLD HAVE LEFT MAN,PEP IS STUPID N HE THINKS HE WILL WIN THE EPL

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