Manchester City's Pep Guardiola questions Yaya Toure's motives after African player allegations

Manchester City's Pep Guardiola questions Yaya Toure's motives after African player allegations

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has denied Yaya Toure's claim that he didn't pick the Ivorian at Barcelona due to the colour of his skin.

Toure fell out of favour under Guardiola last season, making just one Premier League start all campaign as City marched to the title in record-breaking fashion. "We were together two years and now is when he says it".

"He knows that I'm not racist", he told Televiso de Catalunya.

Eto'o and Ibrahimovic were traditional strikers who came alive in the box but didn't contribute much to the team build up, something Guardiola considers an important attribute from his forwards.

"He turned all Africa against himself, many African fans turned away from Manchester City", he said.

"It was a fantastic era where I was taking on the world and we took it on together".

Google’s Code Of Ethics For AI Bans Its Use In Weaponry
Google has just released a set of principles and practices to guide its work as well as development in artificial intelligence . After pressure from its employees, Google officially announced its AI technology will not be used in weapons.

'They were lies and he knows it, ' he told TV3 in Spain. He will never admit it.

Toure made his final appearance for City in a 3-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion in May.

Guardiola initially remained silent in the aftermath of a series of damning accusations made by Toure and his agent last week.

Pep Guardiola has ruled out ever returning to coach Barcelona again, and says that "the stars aligned" during his first stint in charge. It was a generation of brutal players and the best player in the world.

"I think a player like Yaya would be good for a club like Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd, Tottenham or Liverpool".

Toure played 319 matches over eight seasons with the Sky Blues and won the Premier League three times and the FA Cup once.

Related Articles

  • Canadian GP: Vettel cruises to win from Bottas, Verstappen

    Canadian GP: Vettel cruises to win from Bottas, Verstappen

    Red Bull's Max Verstappen snapped after he was repeatedly asked about the crashes he has been involved in recently. We still got everything out of the day we needed but we were compromised a bit for pace.
    KFC will test a vegetarian alternative in UK

    KFC will test a vegetarian alternative in UK

    The fast food giant is hoping to roll out the veggie option later this year, with plans to make it a staple of the menu by 2019. While the exact meat-free meals are unknown at this stage, they will be certain to utilise KFC's secret blend of 11 spices.
    Local Chefs Remember Anthony Bourdain

    Local Chefs Remember Anthony Bourdain

    The celebrity chef died yesterday by suicide , aged 61, while in France working on his travel and food show, Parts Unknown . Bourdain had been a vocal supporter of Argento, who was one of the women who accused Harvey Weinstein of rape.
  • The Elder Scrolls VI is officially happening

    The Elder Scrolls VI is officially happening

    And of those 10 seconds, we don't really see anything aside from a vast landscape - but boy does it look impressive! You can play the game solo, but with multiplayer as an option - open world, survival, and every person is real.
    Rafael Nadal defeats Dominic Thiem, wins his 11th French Open title

    Rafael Nadal defeats Dominic Thiem, wins his 11th French Open title

    One down-the-line forehand victor landed right at the baseline and Thiem's shoulders sagged as he muttered to himself. The crowd responded, initially offering polite applause, then adding their voices, rising into a full-throated roar.
    Rafael Nadal wins 11th French Open title

    Rafael Nadal wins 11th French Open title

    And during the Austrian's first Grand Slam final appearance he got to face his childhood hero - and he was delighted to do so. His lead was reminiscent of their semifinal at the French Open past year , when Nadal also held the early advantage.
  • North Korea leader Kim arrives in Singapore ahead of Trump meeting

    North Korea leader Kim arrives in Singapore ahead of Trump meeting

    Mr Kim's sister, Ms Kim Yo Jong, who is part of his entourage in Singapore , will likely also be at the summit table. He said on Thursday that he didn't think he had to prepare very much for the summit and that "it's about attitude".
    E3 2018: EA Announces New ‘Command & Conquer’ Game ‘Rivals’ On Mobile

    E3 2018: EA Announces New ‘Command & Conquer’ Game ‘Rivals’ On Mobile

    A release date has not yet been announced for Rivals , but EA says a pre-alpha test period will come to the US & Canada soon. Android users will be able to pre-register starting today, and U.S. and Canada players may be able to try the pre-alpha.
    Larry Kudlow calls Justin Trudeau's verbal attacks 'amateurish,' a 'betrayal'

    Larry Kudlow calls Justin Trudeau's verbal attacks 'amateurish,' a 'betrayal'

    She said: "Where we disagree with our allies on something it is right that we say so, and air the issue openly and frankly". Dealing with Trump's whims and last-minute changes of mind has proven a procedural nightmare, political analysts said.
  • The moment Anthony Bourdain's life started to unravel

    The moment Anthony Bourdain's life started to unravel

    We was set to eat dinner with friend Eric Ripert on Thursday night, but he did not show up. We spoke to a few Indian chefs about the man who brought cultures together.
    The 'trend' that is troubling the US

    The 'trend' that is troubling the US

    Bourdain are now among the approximately 45,000 suicides each year in the United States. The increases range from six percent in DE to 58 percent in North Dakota.
    LeBron James takes shot at Blazers for not drafting Kevin Durant

    LeBron James takes shot at Blazers for not drafting Kevin Durant

    It was James' third consecutive game of scoring 25 points or more in this year's finals. Durant is averging 29.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists during the playoffs.