Yaya Touré Celebrates a goal with the FC Barcelona


Touré Yaya's confession that will not leave any culé indifferent

Published:9/04/2020 - 18:04h

Updated:11/04/2020 - 09:44h

Touré Yaya Did not go out of the FC Barcelona of the best possible way, but the memory that left him his years in the Camp Nou was extraordinary, as like this it recognises it

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Touré Yaya Was one of the key players in the first season of Pep Guardiola in the FC Barcelona. However, the irruption of Sergio Busquets in the first team subtracted him leadership, by what finally finish him looking for an exit. It finish being sold to a Manchester City in which it changed his defensive role by one freer, turning into one of the big stars of the Premier League.

In a virtual talk organised by the FIFA, the ex midfield player marfileño showed what arrived him to mark his go through the FC Barcelona in spite of have not gone out of the best way. Especially when they asked him which were the five better players with which shared changing room during his career. "Messi, Henry, Eto'or, Iniesta and Xavi", answered the African without doubting, adding that "in that period were unbeatable".

"Messi, Henry, Eto'or, Iniesta and Xavi have been the best with which have played"

Touré Yaya Remembered that historically the FC Barcelona has had to grandísimos players and that he could coincide with a few during the years in which it dressed of Barcelona. "There they have played stars like Ronaldo or Maradona, and also because I could play there with Messi, Eto'or, Henry, Alves, Iniesta, etc, and am very appreciated to that period of my life", said.

Besides, it remembered with special affection the 2-6 that the FC Barcelona lumbered with him to the Real Madrid in Santiago Bernabéu. "This meeting was iconic, went in front of a big rival and in his own field. That day did total football. Never I will forget it. The Classical is much bigger. The United always was one of the big of England, but during a lot of years the City did not go it. But the Barça-Madrid is the biggest rivalry of the history of the football", commented.

A player 'todoterreno'

In the FC Barcelona, Touré Yaya had a very important paper. It was the defensive pivote title with Frank Rikjaard and even in the starts of Pep Guardiola. The technician of Sampedor, that preferred to bet by a youngster Sergio Busquets in the medullary, delayed the position of the African until the axis of the defence, where turned into a 'covered' very effective.

In the Manchester City, recovered his old position of mediapunta, showing again his tremenda versatility. It is necessary to add that in the ACE Monaco, club in which it played the African before signing by the FC Barcelona, also occupied a more offensive demarcation. Nevertheless, in the Camp Nou saw in him to an ideal player to save the backs of Iniesta and Xavi and, definitely, hit.

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