As the big game approaches, one man more than any other has an insight into tonight’s Champion’s League clash between Manchester City and Barcelona. Yaya Toure is a powerhouse in the centre of the sky blue midfield, as equally at home scoring spectacular goals as he is putting in crunching tackles.
In his previous incarnation, he was an effective holding midfielder for an all conquering Barcelona team from 2007 to 2010. He was never a first choice midfielder but still contributed to their treble winning success in 2009.
Manchester City fans would be expecting Yaya to rally to their cause, but he sounded less than optimistic about his current side’s prospects.
“I’d have preferred to play over there first and then at our place but all things considered it’s Barcelona, and I don’t want to play them right now to be honest with you.”
Toure will have to play a much more defensive role tonight if Manchester City are to succeed. They have beaten Barcelona on the last three occasions, but all of them in friendlies. Tonight is their first ever competive meeting, and the City players seem to be nervous as kick off approaches.