Manchester City Star Yaya Toure Lashes Out Against Critics

Form may have eluded him this season but Yaya Toure is confident he can continue to play a central role in Manchester City's English Premier League fortunes.

updated: October 06, 2014 09:29 IST
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Yaya Toure has defended himself saying he is a midfielder and cannot be expected to score all the goals for Manchester City.


London: Yaya Toure accused his detractors of forgetting he was a midfielder after scoring for Manchester City in the Premier League champions' 2-0 victory at Aston Villa.

An inspirational figure in City's run to the title last season, the 31-year-old Ivory Coast international has not hit the same heights so far this season. (Also read: Manchester City boss Pellegrini expects more from Yaya Toure)

After an unsettled pre-season where he made a bizarre complaint about how City marked his birthday and, on a far more serious note, lost a younger brother to cancer, Toure found himself under intense scrutiny as a queue of pundits lined up to suggest his influence was waning.

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