Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Eboue: Pep Was 'Killing' Toure's Career

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Eboue: Pep Was 'Killing' Toure's Career

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FORMER Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue believes Yaya Toure had to leave City after the breakdown of his relationship with Pep Guardiola.

And the Ivorian claims Guardiola was 'killing' Toure's footballing career by not giving him the playing time he deserved.

Toure left the Blues having played a pivotal role in the 2012 and 2014 Premier League titles wins.

However, the veteran midfielder was limited to only a handful of appearances last season, something Eboue believes Guardiola got wrong.

"As a player, there is a time you completely cannot work with a coach and because of your future, you must go," Eboue is quoted by KWESÉESPN in Kampala.

"It was evident Pep Guardiola did not like my brother Yaya right from the Barcelona days. It is the best decision for Yaya to get away from Guardiola's territory because he was killing his career as a footballer. …

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