Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Man City boss Guardiola hails Valverde Double triumph with Barcelona

Man City boss Guardiola hails Valverde Double triumph with Barcelona

"We were together two years and it is only now when he says it".

"They were lies, and he knows it", he said.

"He turned all Africa against himself, many African fans turned away from Manchester City", he said.

Touré continued, citing his ethnicity as the prime factor behind Pep's treatment of him during their time together at Barcelona and Manchester City.

The Citizens strolled to the top-flight title this season as they set no fewer than 11 records in England, including becoming the first team to crack 100 points in a single Premier League season.

Toure started just once in the Premier League in his final season at the Etihad, when he captained the side against Brighton in the penultimate game of the season.

Toure made 17 appearances for City in all competitions last season before being released, while Guardiola was handed a new contract with the club until 2021.

"He was cruel to me", Toure was quoted as saying. "Do you really think he could've been like that with Iniesta?" I came to wonder if it was not because of my colour.

Ivorian worldwide midfielder Toure had told France Football magazine earlier this week that he had questioned whether his skin "colour" had contributed to him being little used by Guardiola during City's record breaking run to the Premier League title last season.

"Maybe us Africans aren't always treated the same by certain people".

"He's too intelligent to be caught". He will never admit it.

'But the day he will line up a team in which we find five Africans, not naturalised, I promise I will send him a cake'. "He never told me face to face", he added.

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