'Out for an evening stroll': Yaya Toure's semi-final performance gets absolutely slated
Published 04/05/2016 | 21:22
If this is to be Yaya Toure's final Champions League game with Man City, he definitely didn't save his best performance for last.
Up against a star-studded Real Madrid midfield, the often lackadaisical Toure plodded around the field for an hour before being whipped off by Manuel Pellegrini. With reports already circulating that incoming City boss Pep Guardiola will likely jettison the midfielder in the summer, the Spaniard likely didn't see anything tonight that would change his mind.
Real Madrid beat City 1-0 to advance to the Champions League final and Toure seemed unable to stop the opposition players from getting forward, nor was he effective in attack. The mercurial Man City player often gives out about all the criticism he receives but even he will find it hard to argue with the torrent of abuse that came his way tonight.
If that's not an indication of 'I'm leaving in the summer' from Yaya Touré, I don't know what is. Couldn't be arsed to play those 60 mins.— Liam Canning (@OffsideLiam) May 4, 2016
Yaya Toure looking like he's playing in a legends game having been retired for 3 years https://t.co/31jm7ntuaJ— Ian McCabe (@ianomccabe) May 4, 2016
Yaya Toure is walking around like a pensioner in a garden centre. Has to be taken off to cause Real any problems in the second half.— Hashbrown (@hesham786) May 4, 2016
Was going to make YaYa Toure *heatmap* joke, but I'm as lazy as he is.— John O'Sullivan (@johngosullivan) May 4, 2016
Yaya Toure's game by numbers vs. Real Madrid:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 4, 2016
83% pass acc.
0 chances created
0 tackles won
0 interceptions pic.twitter.com/rsU2bBYOmc