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Pep & Yaya At Loggerheads Again?

Manchester City Boss Pep Guardiola & Yaya Toure At Loggerheads Again?

By Keegan Kruger - Mar 01, 2018 09:24 AM @KeeganKruger

It appears that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and club stalwart Yaya Toure are at loggerheads once again after the Spaniard seemingly refused to comment on whether or not the Ivorian would replace the injured Fernandinho in the club's next match.

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The Citizens meet North London side Arsenal in the Premier League on Thursday evening for the second time this week, having run out 3-0 winners in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday.

Toure, who was left out of City's League Cup final squad despite featuring in every round beforehand, is expected by many to step in for the injured Brazilian, but Guardiola remained coy on whether or not that will happen when asked.

"It depends on him," the former FC Barcelona boss said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.

 "It's simple like that, it depends on him."

Guardiola was also asked what the African needed to do to get a spot in his starting XI.

"It depends on him," he repeated. "If he's coming back as who he is, he's going to play. Yeah, (he is fit)," the former Bayern Munich manager added.

The former Ivory Coast captain was banished from the first team at the beginning of last season amid a public spat between his agent Dimitri Seluk and the Spanish tactician.

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The 34-year-old midfielder has made 11 appearances for City so far this season, and is yet to score a goal in this campaign.

Do you think Toure and Guardiola have had a spat behind closed doors again? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Mar 02, 2018 12:47 AM
Leave city
Ggolide Joined: 15 Jun 2017
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Ggolide Mar 01, 2018 08:07 PM
To be honest Man city style of play and pressing nowadays I don't see Yaya playing 90 minutes yet alone coping with the movement
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Mar 01, 2018 03:46 PM
yaya's tym is over
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Zimele Mar 01, 2018 03:30 PM
Joe hart and your yaya cost man city the league comes pep hart go pep say yaya is not kind of player i like in my team now you guys craying about yaya pep must fild yaya because is a black man hayisuka
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Bongz4bucs.. Mar 01, 2018 02:18 PM
I hate ds coach for what his doing to Yaya
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jujuLeBhakaJUJU Mar 01, 2018 12:19 PM
This Yaya guy is obsessed with being part of a big club in my view. The whole world vknows Yaya didn't fail at Man City, the coach "prefer" certain types of midfielders in his team...that was an encrypted sign that "Mr Yaya Toure, you are not the type I want in my team so take a hike". But Yaya was too rigid to crack the encrypted message or stayed to maintain his reputation of playing for a big club.
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Evergreenmessi Mar 01, 2018 12:18 PM
Pep that player cannot select himself you are being cruel now its annoying to keep a good player and play Pep knows age isnt on yaya's side nothing wrong in being loyal to your team a coach has a right to say look as you can see squad is young and doing well in our 2nd season so i won't guarantee you starting match even on the fringe its also young player who needs game time to sharpen themselves
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Myaka weliPhefeni Mar 01, 2018 11:53 AM
Bcz things going on his way that why his droping Yaya
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nazzi the second Mar 01, 2018 11:43 AM
We can't always cry racism everytime things don't go our way, Pep has always made it clear that he prefers certain type of midfielders over Yaya, Toure should have left after 6 months of Pep's arrival coz from there it was clear that there was no changing Pep's mind, especially at Yaya's age there is no sitting and waiting to fight for your place,
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Warras4phefeni Mar 01, 2018 11:36 AM
Yaya is obsessed with City qha yena how can you endure such treatment worse even the age is against him he should've long gone by now if he was not obsessed or he play by this rule "Im not a quitter" I even follow his twitter honestly he must just leave City Pep was also the reason he left Barca so why do you have to think different now mfxm.
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GPT@89 Mar 01, 2018 11:12 AM
Pep is the best coach currently, but i dnt like what he is doing to Yaya...he mistreats players at times ey...He shouldv informed Yaya before the league started that Sir u are not in my plans for this season instead of torturing him like this aiy....Man City should do something...
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briii Mar 01, 2018 10:56 AM
Yaya should have left long ago,it's obvious that pep hates him but den city must do sth to protect their players from such treatment. Look at what happened to Hart he didn't deserve such after being loyal to them
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Aka-Skobho Mar 01, 2018 10:51 AM
Yaya must simple live Man City and find another team because it's clear that Pep doesn't want him there
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downzzz Mar 01, 2018 10:27 AM
Mxm pep racism coach
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smo Mar 01, 2018 10:24 AM
I dnt know what else pep must do cause he said long ago that toure is not the kind he prefers..

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