Pep Guardiola, who left Yaya Toure out of Manchester City's squad for their Premier League opener against Sunderland, has now commented on the duo's relationship.
The Spaniard won his first Premier League game as City boss but has made a few controversial decisions already.
One of his victims was Toure, who did not feature in the matchday squad, and has reportedly also not travelled to Bucharest for the Citizens' Champions League qualifier on Tuesday.
The duo had a troublesome relationship during their time together at FC Barcelona, but Guardiola has insisted he does not have a personal problem with the four-time African Player of the Year.
"I know Yaya from Barcelona, how he loves to play football, I know perfectly his quality, he knows the reason why today he was not on the list, because I speak sometimes with the players to say the reason why, and I know they're so professional," the Spaniard said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
"I saw, maybe we are a month and a half together, and in no training session they didn't show me how good professionals, how good players they are. Not any. Every day was amazing.
"But they train, we make many things and after I sit with my people, I decide what is the best. So now because we maybe know I'm a little bit right.
"If we draw or lose maybe it's a mistake, so I know how this is. But it's not a personal problem about any player."
Toure has made 268 appearances since joining City in 2010, scoring 72 goals and assisting a further 45.
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