Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

YAYA Toure Refused [...]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

YAYA Toure Refused [...]

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- YAYA Toure refused to blame Manchester City's injury list for defeat against Juventus and said: "We have a fantastic squad."

Manager Manuel Pellegrini was denied six senior players in Turin with striker Wilfried Bony, defenders Pablo Zabaleta, Eliaquim Mangala and Vincent Kompany, and midfielders Samir Nasri and David Silva ruled out.

City went down 1-0 without them but Toure would not use the lengthy list of players on the treatment table as an excuse for the loss.

"We had quite a lot of injuries from important players but we have to live with that," he said.

"We have a fantastic squad and I think we were unlucky to be honest.

"Joe Hart played very well. He saved two or more goals but we had clear chances to draw and even win the game and we didn't do it. …

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