– Toure reveals Man City “dream”
-Toure wants City to be bigger than Man United
Formerly United’s “noisy neighbours,” City silenced both their critics and rivals when they scooped the 2011-12 Premier League title in the most dramatic fashion, with Toure playing a starring role.
“When I signed for City, I came to this club to make history. I want this club to change, I want this club to be bigger than United. I know it’s going to be a lot of work, but that’s my dream.”
After new boss Pep Guardiola decided to leave him out of a Champions League squad, tempers flared between player, club and agent, resulting in the Ivorian being frozen out at the Etihad Stadium.
The 33-year-old has given fans a taste of what they were missing week in, week out since returning to the fold, so much so that BBC World Football’s Osasu Obayiuwana blasted Guardiola for holding his grudge:
Even so, Toure isn’t looking back and revealed that he only wants to propel City to bigger and better things:
“I have been lucky to play at big clubs, Barcelona, Olympiakos, those teams were always used to being champions. But City, it was something different, something changing and I am happy now. Every single year we are always involved in the title race. Even though we lost, and something changed or something was bad, the following year the owner put more money into the club and got better players to make it better. That’s what I like, the challenge, I love a challenge.”
Making City a bigger club than United is, indeed, the ultimate challenge, but Toure is nothing but motivated for the job at hand.
Although Guardiola’s side have stuttered of late, they’re still very much in the hunt for domestic and European success.
City sit seven points adrift of leaders Chelsea at the top of the Premier League tree and six points in front of the steadily improving Manchester United.
It’s titles they’ll need to finally be considered a bigger club than their rivals, and Toure is keen to chalk up No. 3 come May next year.
This title, “Yaya Toure wants City to be bigger than Man United”, is interesting one. Every true City fan have the same dream. Will his dream come true ? It is very possible, but like he said, it will take a lot of hard work and discipline.