Yaya Toure has once again responded to jibes about his move from Barcelona to Manchester City. The midfielder became the league’s highest paid player upon signing for the Citizens, and some have questioned his ambitions after leaving the Camp Nou. Toure, however, insists that he has not stepped down, and he is confident that City are on the up.
“I don’t think this is a step down,” said Toure.
“The Premier League is amazing. It is stronger than La Liga. And Manchester City are making great strides within it. In future they will be a big club.
“Every team in every country is starting to talk about the club.
“They know we are signing good, important players and I want to do my bit.”
“I don’t feel pressure. I do have a lot of experience and I am determined to do my very best to make this club successful.”
City will have an extremely difficult start to the season as they square off against their closest rivals in the league: Tottenham. The two sides battled all the way until the end for the fourth and final Champions League spot, and it was Harry Redknapp’s Spurs side that beat out Roberto Mancini’s men.
This season things could be different after the Citizens have signed Jerome Boateng, David Silva, Yaya Toure, and Aleksandar Kolarov, but it’ll be important for both sides to get off to a winning start.