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

Yaya Toure: Manchester City's Pep Guardiola Doesn't Like African Players, I Want to Expose Him

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By Kurt Buckerfield - Jun 05, 2018 07:24 AM @KurtLaduma

It is well known that Manchester City legend Yaya Toure did not have the best relationship with manager Pep Guardiola at FC Barcelona or in England, but in an astonishing new interview, the African superstar has made a shocking claim about the Spaniard.

Click through the gallery above to see Africans who have played under Guardiola over the years.

Many believed Toure would be sold when Guardiola took over at City at the beginning of the 2016/17 season, given the midfielder's history with the Spaniard.

The Ivory Coast man was frozen out of the manager's plans at Barca in the 2009/10 season, which eventually led to his move to the Citizens, only for him to be reunited with Guardiola six years later in England.

Toure did not have the most memorable 2016/17 campaign under the Spaniard, having been left out of the squad for most of the first half of the season. He played even less in this past campaign, featuring only 17 times across all competitions.

The midfielder, who is currently a free agent, has now accused Guardiola of having something against African players, but also insisted the former Bayern Munich manager will never admit it.

"I want to be the one who breaks the Guardiola myth," Toure told France Football.

"I tried to understand it and I even asked coaches for my stats. When I realised that they were as good or better, both in training and in matches, as those who played and were younger than me, I understood that it was not question of physicality.

"I don't know why but I have the impression that he was jealous, he took me for a rival.

"I have the impression that Pep, without acknowledgment or respect, did everything to spoil my last season.

"He was cruel with me. Do you really think he could've been like that with Andres Iniesta? It got to the point I asked myself if it was because of my colour. I'm not the first, other Barca players asked the question too.

"Maybe us Africans aren't always treated the same by certain people. When you see the problems (Pep) has often had with African players, everywhere he has been, I ask myself questions.

"He's too intelligent to be caught. He'll never admit (not liking African players). But the day he picks a team with five Africans in it, I promise I will send him a cake!

"Beyond that, Pep likes to dominate and wants to have obedient players who kiss his hands. I don't like that kind of relationship. I respect my coach but I'm not his thing."

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

Do you think Guardiola had a personal issue with Toure? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Warras4phefeni Joined: 09 Nov 2017
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Warras4phefeni Jun 11, 2018 03:26 PM
Pep is crazy
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collsmas Jun 07, 2018 06:13 AM
@Big[®]sykes all the African players playing under pep have ego? He is racist I've been saying that for a long time now
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TonySA Jun 06, 2018 07:35 PM
@Noluju What is schocking is that you are whinging about racism whilst referring to whites as 'pink people'. No white person I know well hates black people, but the do duslike racist hypocrites such as yourself.
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WTSHIBAMBU Jun 06, 2018 05:32 PM
I don't know why this editor still asking, were you supporting tennis before?
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Daddy1 Jun 06, 2018 02:48 PM
Everyone knew all along what is going happen to Yaya because of the same man who took the same decision during Yaya's time at Barca.
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Daddy1 Jun 06, 2018 02:46 PM
Why would one man take same decisions on the same player from two different teams????
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Daddy1 Jun 06, 2018 02:44 PM
It's all clearly written on the wall, only those who don't have eyes cannot see it
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Daddy1 Jun 06, 2018 02:43 PM
Eto was shown the door by the same man
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Daddy1 Jun 06, 2018 02:42 PM
E'to can tell you the same
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Theemba M Jun 06, 2018 08:03 AM
I agree with u Yaya,at heart he's a racist but he hides it perfectly,he doesn't believe a black player can deliver like a white player
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ta more@mbekweni Jun 06, 2018 12:19 AM
Go to a place where you will not kiss his ego Yaya please stop whining whistle blower or activist I don't know you these days ribbery muller zlatan bad mouthed bad mouthed him too but he still succeeded they fail
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ta more@mbekweni Jun 06, 2018 12:11 AM
@Big[®]sykes true my soldier
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clemz7 Jun 05, 2018 09:49 PM
He has a problem with African players
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Big[®]sykes Jun 05, 2018 08:42 PM
Players seem to forget that coaches who doesn't have control of the dressing room end up being the one getting fired, zlatan also made same claim that pep like ass kisses and thats why he has never been fired, Jose lost real Madrid dressing room and he was fired same thing happened to him at Chelsea, when pep left Bayern for man city Thomas Muller and Frank Ribery said Carlo is more relaxed and Carlo didnt last one season now would you prefer to nurse emotions and egos of certain individuals and get fired or would you rather have full control and be successful ?
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ta more@mbekweni Jun 05, 2018 08:39 PM
Question is if he played you like he played Keita would you still be lamenting these accusation you had an opportunity to move away and prove your wealth somewhere else you stayed he wins big with his new acquisitions now you realise it's too late you starting your accusations nonsense man please your Brother Kolo said it straight that accept it and move on your time is up you were in denial now you come up with this I'm glad he like other blacks may be African Europeans and Americans regardless of their colour of skin may be you right but it's his right to protect his job from African nations cup the January saga after every 2 years their teams operates while African players are on international duty for a month so let us be it we came to them if Caf could change African calender to make it better for players in Europe we could see our player getting far more central roles like Vieira Clarence seedoff
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mercedece Jun 05, 2018 08:24 PM
Pep is not racist he just discriminates the Africans. He does use black players from other continents, e.g Sterling and Jesus. He used to field Keita from Mali at Barcelona
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rndwakhulu@yahoo.com Jun 05, 2018 08:17 PM
Some whites will never like us no matter what,At least yaya got balls to expose this tendency it happens everywhere
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Robphil Jun 05, 2018 08:15 PM
Agree with Yaya he doesn't like African players period
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downzzz Jun 05, 2018 08:00 PM
100percent yaya this pep is too racism especial in african wsh marihno can sign u in ma u cz u a the best in mildfield gudluc in future
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Ada_khosii Jun 05, 2018 06:46 PM
If he is racist then why Abidal, sane, kompany, mendy, stuppidd

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