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Yaya Toure No Regrets about Lack of Game Time at Manchester City

Yaya Toure claims that he is not worried the lack of regular first-team football at Manchester city. After much doubts about his future, the Ivory Coast midfielder ended up staying at the Etihad stadium by signing a new one-year contract back in the summer. He was a key figure towards the end of the 2016-17 season at City, and this raised expectation that he would once again reprise his role in the 2017-18 campaign. Toure, though, has been relegated to the role of a bit part player after managing only five matches so far this season.

The 34-year-old was seen in a 75 minute spell in the 1-0 victory over Feyenoord in the Champions League. This was the penultimate group match and City were comfortably cruising in the group stages to the knockout phases. Toure says that he has been enjoying himself in a different sort of way and that there are no issues between him and manager Pep Guardiola. Raheem Sterling came up with the only goal in the match to help City win the fifth consecutive group match in the Champions League. The club have a potential banana skin in the form of a visit to Huddersfield Town this weekend. Yaya Toure is unlikely to feature in the game, but he is confident of helping City whenever possible.

"You want me to play? Tell the manager. Look at my face; do you think I am frustrated? Am I enjoying? Of course. (If) I am frustrated, think what I would do; I would say to the manager 'I don't want to be on the bench and I want to go home'. It is very important to keep the confidence going but we have to be careful because in these circumstances we have to keep focused. We have good team dynamics. I love it and the manager loves it,” said Toure.