Manchester City boss lauds hard working star

Yaya Toure (Manchester City)Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has heaped praise on Yaya Toure for his hard working attitude and fine form.

The Ivorian midfielder endured an underwhelming 2012/13 campaign as the Sky Blues lost their Premier League crown to local rivals Manchester United.

However, the burly 30-year-old has made an excellent start to the new campaign, and has quickly become a key part of the Pellegrini’s starting XI.

Toure netted his fifth goal in seven games during the club’s 5-0 Capital One Cup demolition of Wigan on Tuesday, and his manager praised the midfielder’s attitude and work ethic:

“He is a very important player for the team. I don’t know what happened last year but all the players are playing with trust and a goal always gives them trust. It is very important.” He is quoted by The Metro.

“We are always practising. Yaya stays normally, kicking the ball after we finish the daily work.

“He is really in a good moment [of form] also, [although] it is not normal for someone always [to be] scoring free-kicks.”

Toure was a key part of City’s title winning side under Roberto Mancini, with his swashbuckling displays helping to take the Premier League trophy to the Etihad.

Like a number of the club’s players, the ex-Barcelona man failed to impress last term, which led to missing out on the championship crown and an FA Cup final loss to Wigan.

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