Yaya Toure’s troubles are far from being over as his long-standing fight with his boss, Pep Guardiola recently took a new dimension.
We can recall that Toure’s agent, Dimitri Seluk was not happy that his player was left out in Manchester City’s team for the Champions League competition and spoke out.
Guardiola didn’t take this lightly as he stopped featuring Toure in any of his matches until he got an apology from Seluk. He has however refused to apologize for the interview he gave.
Instead, the agent has gone further to take on Guardiola in a more scathing criticism. And as the saying goes, when two elephants fight, the grasses would be at the suffering end. Toure would be the worse for this.
Seluk had spoken to the Mirror saying
“Why should I apologize when I am guilty of nothing but telling the truth? Pep talks about respect. But to get respect you have to show it. Pep is allowing his ego to make decisions that aren’t in the best interests of Manchester City.”
Toure’s agent sees his treatment by Guardiola as being a personal long standing beef due to his criticism after Toure’s exit of Barcelona some years back while Guardiola was at the helm of affairs.
‘This is his revenge. And it is personal, not professional. I think the plan was to humiliate Yaya – and all the other players who have made history for Manchester City in the last six years.” Seluk alleged.
Seluk also claims he has tried to reach out to both Guardiola and Txiki Begiristain for some time now in an attempt to end this conflict but it has been met with a brick wall. He however has no plans to apologize as he believes that if there is the need for an apology, it would have to be from Guardiola to Toure, Sheikh Mansour and Man City fans.