Pep Guardiola: Yaya Touré’s accusation over African players is a lie | Football

Pep Guardiola has defended himself against Yaya Touré’s accusation that he has a problem with African players, calling the Ivorian’s claim a “lie”.

Touré, who barely featured as Manchester City won the Premier League title under Guardiola last season, hit out at the Catalan in an interview with France Football last week.

The Ivory Coast midfielder suggested the City manager, who was also his boss at Barcelona, might have treated him less favourably because he is African.

Guardiola has now responded to the comments from his former player, telling the Catalan television station TV3 in quotes reported by the Spanish press: “It’s a lie and he knows it. We were together for two years and now this is when he says it. He never told me face to face.”

Touré left City this summer…

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