Manchester City's Yaya Toure: Maybe I will be respected when I retire

  • Manchester City's Yaya Toure: Maybe I will be respected when I retire

Manchester City's Yaya Toure: Maybe I will be respected when I retire

Guardiola's side set numerous league records along the way, while they need to beat Brighton and Southampton in their final two games to become the first team to reach the 100-point mark in a season.

'It is big, ' City boss Guardiola said of the occasion.

"I have one more year and next year I will be here", said Guardiola.

The veteran midfielder has been one of City's most inspirational players since joining the club in 2010 and, even though his appearances have been limited this season, Guardiola thinks he could still shine elsewhere. "He has helped this club take a step forward".

"We know that testosterone levels in players are higher when playing home games rather than away, so I wanted to find what those environmental factors were that could keep testosterone levels as high as possible at the start of the game".

Yaya Touré is willing to accept a 12-month contract AND pay back half of his wages if he doesn't convince his next club in order to secure a stay in England's Premier League, his agent has revealed.

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"I've got good people around me and good team-mates".

"He was the only guy last season we extend the contract".

"I spoke to many players, who validated a lot of my hypothesis, and then I started looking at the business model impact".

The Ivorian has eyes on staying in England this summer and Guardiola believes he has something to offer. He deserves the respect from the others, no doubt about that.

Maybe I was wrong this season. I have been at this club in a crucial moment, to move them ahead from a different situation.

"It's going to be good and it's going to be sad".

In recognition of Toure's services to the club, chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak yesterday unveiled a "Yaya Toure" mosaic beside the training pitch that has been named after him at the Etihad campus.

On the one hand they looked a little lethargic, misplaced passes and didn't have their shooting boots on.

"They're going to have a bright future".

Brighton travel north free from pressure having secured their top flight status by beating City's neighbours Manchester United on Friday evening.