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De Bruyne Weighs In On Guardiola/Toure Row

Manchester City Star Kevin De Bruyne Weighs In On Pep Guardiola/Yaya Toure Row

By Keegan Kruger - Jun 07, 2018 08:38 AM @KeeganKruger

Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne has weighed in on the row between his manager Pep Guardiola and his former Citizens teammate Yaya Toure.

Yaya: Pep Doesn't Like African Players, I Want To Expose Him

In an astonishing interview with a French publication earlier this week, the Ivorian suggested that his time with Guardiola at Barcelona paved the way for an uncomfortable two seasons in England, and accused the Spaniard of disliking African players.

Belgium international De Bruyne has now claimed he did not read Toure's comments, but hinted that the 35-year-old might have fallen out of favour last season because he was not fit enough.

"I do not know what Yaya said, or if it is wrongly written or exaggerated. When you do not play, there's always something you try to find," the Belgian told BBC World Football.

"We had the best season ever so, in the end, the coach took the right decision to play with the team who played a lot.

"So, this year, the trainer probably thought he (Yaya) wasn't doing enough, wasn't fit enough."

Toure's Agent: African Witch Doctors Will Curse Pep For What He Did To Yaya

Toure played 128 games under Guardiola in his career, scoring 11 goals and assisting a further 13 strikes.

What is your take on the Guardiola/Toure feud? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Asimbonge Joined: 07 Jun 2018
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Asimbonge Jun 08, 2018 04:54 AM
Yaya know what is talking about. He was with Pep during Barcs time Debruin was not there. So why they defend Pep?
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Faysal Jun 07, 2018 09:03 PM
What ever pep did it worked for him
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KNOWLEDGE JR Joined: 25 Aug 2016
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KNOWLEDGE JR Jun 07, 2018 07:27 PM
Any mentally capacitated person knows that Guardiola has made a masterstroke decision by dropping the ageing Toure for young quality players like De Bruyne, Fernadinho and Gondagan. He(TOURE) was dropped for tactical reason only, no race card involved. Nevertheless race has no meaning in sport.
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Derrick.com Jun 07, 2018 05:48 PM
De bruyne can sit down, hes talking rubbbish!!!!!!!!!
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Drisabone@gmail.com Jun 07, 2018 03:48 PM
Dr Bryne is a direct beneficiary of Yaya's work at ManC. Yaya has been the talismanic box-to-box player ManC has ever had. If he was not fit as "coach" de Bryneless would have us believe, whose fault is it? Isn't it Pep who banished him to the reserve side demanding an apology from him for complaints about lack of game time made by Yaya's agent? Yaya had already won his stripes, not only at ManC but also in the EPL and Europe before Pep arrived to rudely settle old Barcelona scores where the two had previously plied their respective trades. Pep is mean. Period!
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mbheduyajika Jun 07, 2018 02:58 PM
nx
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305majola Jun 07, 2018 12:06 PM
@nazzi the second well said bra.
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305majola Jun 07, 2018 12:00 PM
Well I don't think it was necessary to publish this.
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@ Tchillimbou 2-0 Jun 07, 2018 11:10 AM
Kevin you are just an European Albino obvious you on the side of this racist coach
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nazzi the second Jun 07, 2018 10:46 AM
not that i agree with Yaya's bitterness but De Bryne's comment on this is null and void, De Bruyne is obviously benefiting from the coach's selection so why would he critisise him or see anything wrong , he is also european , only african players who were coached by Pep can clarify what Yaya said
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Ggolide Jun 07, 2018 10:31 AM
I support De bruyne here wherever Yaya played he was losing possession
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b4u baron 1k Jun 07, 2018 10:11 AM
Dr bruyne is an European so he supports another European that's bullshit...
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mr PA selolo Jun 07, 2018 10:04 AM
Yaya he s right look he didn't like Wilfred bony as well and he was doing well that guy he s racist
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dark.city Joined: 26 Jan 2018
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dark.city Jun 07, 2018 09:55 AM
I knew it that De Bruyne and Toure were not getting along well. I saw that two years ago when they were playing together. It is so good to be right.
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Gustin Sirino Jun 07, 2018 09:41 AM
But these nothing said here

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