Toure ready to help Manchester City’s title charge
The midfielder has been away from the Etihad Stadium for most of January and the start of February, helping the Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations campaign.
In his absence, the Sky Blues have slipped nine points behind local rivals Manchester United at the top of the table.
Now he is back, Toure has set his sights on helping City reel in the Red Devils, and believes that they are still in with a good chance of keeping the trophy:
“We are further behind than we’d like, of course, but all we need to do is think about last season to know what is possible.” He is quoted by Sky Sports.
“United have a strong squad and on paper, they have an easier run in than we do but the title race is a long way from finished. It only takes a couple of results to go our way and we’re right back in it – I’m sure we’ll come back.”
Toure, whose Africa Cup of Nations campaign ended with defeat at the hands of Nigeria, is also happy to be heading back to Manchester and wants to repay the faith shown in him by City’s supporters:
“I feel like I’m home again and I met some City fans before my flight from Paris to Manchester and they said ‘welcome home, Yaya’ and they said they wanted me to help the team and bring happiness to our supporters. That’s what I aim to do.”
Kolo Toure, who was also on international duty, is set to return as well.