Toure apologises to Man City
Yaya Toure has issued a public apology to Manchester City’s management team after being frozen out by Pep Guardiola following comments made by his agent, Dimitri Seluk.
In September, the City manager made it clear that Toure would not play under his leadership unless he received an apology from Seluk.
The midfielder’s representative accused Guardiola of “humiliating” his client by leaving him out of City’s Champions League squad at the start of the season.
Seluk refused to apologise for his comments and he recently fuelled the fire by claiming that Guardiola’s snub of Toure is down to revenge.
It appears, though, that the player himself wants to mend fences as he has released a statement via his official website and Facebook page, claiming that there has been “misunderstandings” and that previous comments do not reflect his views.
The statement read: “I wish to apologise – on behalf of myself and those who represent me – to the management team and all those working at the club for the misunderstandings from the past. Those statements do not represent my views on the club or the people who work there.
“I have nothing but respect for Manchester City and only wish the best for the football club. I am immensely proud to have played a part in the club’s history and want to help City succeed further. I live to play football and entertain the fans.
“On that note, I would like to thank all of the fans for their messages through this difficult period. This means a great deal to me and my family.”
Toure, who was sold to the Premier League club from Barcelona by Guardiola in 2010, has made just one appearance for City this season – in the Champions League playoff round.