Yaya Toure Claims He Used To Put Matic in His Pocket in the EPL

Yaya Toure Claims He Used To Put Matic in His Pocket in the EPL

  • Yaya Toure has suggested that he was greater than former Chelsea star Matic in the Premier League
  • The Ivorian added that despite Matic being a tall and big player, he used to keep him in his pocket
  • These two players were among the best midfielders to have played in the Premier League as they won titles

Former Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has stated clearly that he humbled Nemanja Matic during their days in the English Premier League.

During their days in the Premier League, these two players were known for their superb and fascinating styles of play in the midfield.

Toure was a like a rock in the midfield of the Citizens, and same applies to Matic at Chelsea even though he went on to play for Manchester United.

Yaya Toure, Matic, Manchester City, Chelsea
Yaya Toure reveals how he humbled Matic and 'put him in his pocket' during his playing days. Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt
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According to a video spotted on TikTok, Toure was seen explaining that Matic was in his pocket during his days in England.

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Statement made by Toure

''The midfielder from Chelsea, Matic, was very tall and big, but he was always in my pocket.''

Watch the video below

There is no doubt about the fact that Toure had a glorious career in the Premier League with Manchester City where he spent eight years netting 59 goals.

He also won three Premier League titles and two FA Cups at the Etihad stadium.

Nemanja Matic at Chelsea

Matic had to stints at Chelsea with the first between 2009-2011, while the second was in 2014-2017. He won the Premier League twice and one FA Cup.

Yaya Toure opens up

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how former Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure revealed that he would like to patch up his differences with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

Toure and Guardiola shared a frosty relationship over two spells in England and Spain. Toure did not enjoy significant game time as he would have liked under Guardiola.

At one point, the former Ivory Coast captain said that Guardiola did not like African players. In an exclusive interview, he expressed his interest in apologizing to Guardiola personally claiming that his comments were taken out of context.

Toure has in the past reached out to Guardiola, but the proven tactician hasn't responded to his messages yet.

Source: Sports Brief News