By AGENCY REPORT
Yaya Toure has dismissed criticism that he was not at his best for Manchester City last season and says he ‘doesn’t care’ what comments are made about him, Sky Sportsreports.
Toure is claiming City’s first two goals in their 3-0 win over West Brom on Monday night, although the first was deflected twice, initially off David Silva.
The performance led to a comment from his manager Manuel Pellegrini that Toure was returning to his best form.
Pellegrini said, “With Yaya, I think we will see the return of the Yaya of one season ago, not last season when he had so many problems.”
But Toure does not accept that he was below par last season, in which City were beaten to the Premier League title by Chelsea by a margin of eight points.
“I’m not back,” he said, “I’m always there. People have to understand football is not just about one player, it’s about the team.
“Last season people were talking all the time and for me I was quite surprised. There’s been a lot of criticism but it wasn’t a bad season.
“Last season was not the best for us as a team but second in the table is not bad at all, I scored 12 goals and won the Africa Nations Cup for my country.
“Sometimes people criticise you unfairly. Sometimes people need to understand we are human beings. Things can go wrong. It’s part of the game.
“But I don’t care what people are saying about me. I know what I want and I know what I have to do. I love my job, I love playing football and I want to win all the time.
“My job is to make people happy and myself happy as well. I don’t worry what people are saying about me.”