Yaya Toure Talks Money, Unhappiness And His Disgust With The British Press

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has poured his heart out in an interview with French sports newspaper L'Equipe, revealing his unhappiness with his life in Manchester and disgust for the British media.


"I have not spoken about this except to my wife," he said.


"I do not want my two sons playing football. I don't want them going through everything I have had to endure. That would hurt me.


"Studies for them - that's what I told my wife.


"Everyone thinks that I am happy: I've won titles, I have lots of money, but no, I am not happy."


The 32-year-old has one goal and four assists so far this season helping City to the to top of the Premier league after nine games. But the Ivorian feels he is treated unfairly by the British press.


"I scored 12 goals even though I had to leave my club to join my national team who were taking part in the African Nations Cup. I was away for almost two months and they reproach me for not having scored as many goals as the season before?" he said.


"The season before, as it happens, I scored 26 goals—20 in the Premier League—and nobody mentioned it. You can understand my disgust a little bit."


He also hit out at the press for questioning his salary and showing their disgust at his reportedly weekly wage of £200,00, which he defends by City’s success, winning nearly everything after he joined the team.


Despite it all, he stressed he’s not looking to move from Manchester City this summer and does not have an issue with the club.

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