Yaya Toure apologizes to Manchester City

Yaya Toure apologizes to Manchester City

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure apologised to the club on Friday for “misunderstandings from the past”. City manager Pep Guardiola said in September that he would not pick Toure until his agent Dimitri Seluk apologised for criticising the decision to omit him from the squad for the group stages of the Uefa Champions League.

Writing on his Facebook page, Touré said: “I wish to apologise – on behalf of myself and those who represent me – to the management team and all those working at the club.” The 33-year-old added that he wanted to help City succeed further.

Seluk said Touré had been humiliated when he was not included in City’s Champions League squad. Guardiola, who was Barcelona boss when Touré was sold to City in 2010, responded at the time by saying: “Seluk must apologise. If he doesn’t, he won’t play. I cannot accept as a coach, when his player doesn’t play, going to the media to speak and speak and speak.” Read more

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