Yaya Toure - 2017/18 performances

Discussion in 'Player Performances' started by karen7, 22 Jul 2017.

  1. karen7

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    Yaya: "We need to start the season quickly. If we have the chances we have to score. We have to show that killer instinct and be clinical."

    Yaya: "If we don’t win something then we will be removed very quickly. City is now a club that has to win something every year."
     
  2. OB1

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    Taking it one game at a time
    Tired late on but bossed much of game v Real.
     
  3. Think he will play his part today keeping things ticking over in midfield with his triangles that drag teams around. Really hope we can go the distance this season and give Yaya another Premier league trophy to walk off into the sunset with if it's his last season.
     
  4. CityInWashingtonState

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    In games like yesterday's, where the opponent packs it in and we dominate possession, I really think that Yaya should start. These games are tailor made for him - not a lot of running around on defense is needed, and Yaya's killer passes forward may be just the thing to unlock a parked defense. Would have liked to see Yaya starting ahead of Fernandinho for this game.
     
  5. jamesha

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    Could Yaya play in the middle of a back three? - he played as a centre half when Barcelona beat the rags in the 2009 champions league final.

    Not sure whether he has the pace needed and whether he would be too deep to unpick defences with his passing but it could be worth a try.
     
  6. Mid Wales blue

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    Yaya is so intelligent as a footballer he could play anywhere, but unfortunately his legs no longer work as fast these days. In a deep lying back 4 maybe he could play there, but playing a high line back 3 he would struggle with the ball over the top and fast striker's.
     
  7. BlueMoonz1977

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    Who do we actually replace this beast with !!!! If i could cast a spell and turn back the clock on his years i would because i struggle to think of someone who has his power, technical ability, scoring ability.

    The one thing we will need next season is to replace his overall quality and presence
     
  8. CityInWashingtonState

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    He's unique at midfield - don't think a one-for-one replacement is out there. Hopefully Gundogan will have Yaya's passing ability but unlike Yaya, will have more defensive stamina. Driving forward to score though, Gundogan does not have that ability in his skill set.
     
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  9. cibaman

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    Is he injured?
     
  10. karen7

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    Assume so,can't see why foden would be on the bench and not yaya instead
     

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