Yaya Touré on Pep Guardiola: “Maybe us, the Africans, aren’t treated like the others.”

Speaking in an interview coming out tomorrow in France Football, Yaya Touré moved to accuse Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola of racism.

During the interview, Touré seeks to “explode the myth” on Pep Guardiola, who he believes made him suffer through “humiliations”.

“When, in the dressing room and in front of everyone else, the coach says to me, despite the fact that I was vice-captain several months prior: “I do not feel like you are motivated anymore. If you do not want to stay, go see the owners and sort it out with them.” It was complete disrespect… I feel like that Pep, without respect, did everything to ruin my final season.”

“I even came to the point of asking myself if it was because of the colour of my skin. I am not the first to speak about differences in treatment. At Barcelona, I know that others also asked themselves questions. Maybe us, the Africans, are not treated in the same way as certain others are… When it appears that he has often had problems with the Africans, wherever he has been, I ask myself questions.” 

On Wilfried Bony, Touré called Guardiola’s treatment of him “brutal” and “he’s too intelligent to be caught. He’ll never admit it (not liking Africans).The day in which he includes 5 non-naturalised Africans in a starting XI, I promise to send him a cake.”


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