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Yaya Toure - City Philosophy Equivalent To That In Barcelona

Yaya Toure - City Philosophy Equivalent To That In Barcelona

Manchester City Midfielder Yaya Toure told the press that the Manchester City Boss Pep Guardiola is playing a Barcelona kind of win in England.

City had an impressive preseason with a 4-1 win over Real Madrid and 3 Nil wins over West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur. The midfielder who signed a one year extension at the Etihad also compared the Current philosophy with that he witnessed in Barcelona.

"The mentality of the manager is playing good and winning -- not just winning," Toure told reporters. "We want the fans to enjoy it and we try to do our best. If we have to score more then we will score more.

"At Barcelona I was used to playing like that. I'm a type of player with a lot of experience. I think I'm lucky because I used to play under Pep at Barcelona and I know what he wants. He was a brilliant midfielder and [City coach] Mikel Arteta as well, and those two have helped me a lot and given me a lot of confidence. I'm just there to enjoy it and win trophies and that is what I want."

"It's good for the confidence, it's good for the next game," he said. "The game we had against West Ham is the typical type of game we're going to have usually in the Premier League and maybe in Europe.

"I think we find a difficult opponent who close the line, they don't attack, they don't open and I think it was good training for that because the games we produced against Madrid and Tottenham were quite open.

"For us it was good to have good pressing and we found it a bit difficult because it was a long ball and the second ball was very important but I thought we had a good game.

"In the first half when we get the chance to score the goal I said I think they're going to be open. But I think West Ham after the first goal, they stayed with the same system and it was difficult. But I think it's good we can learn and try to adapt to the way the opponent is playing and make the break."
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