Yaya Touré reveals the name of the player he feared on the pitch


By: Manu Tournoux

Yaya Touré is perhaps one of the most underrated players in football history. The former Ivory Coast midfielder was a formidable player and established himself as a strong element in all his clubs such as FC Barcelona or Manchester City.

Now assistant coach to Carl Hoefkens at Standard de Liège since June 2023, the 2015 African champion with the Elephants spoke during an interview with the BBC about his playing career.

The former number 45 of the Citizens took the opportunity to reveal the name of the player he feared the most during his playing career.

The player I feared? Didier drogba. His headers were more powerful than his strikes. One day I was next to him, we were in training, and he did a powerful header. It was like a Roberto Carlos shot,” did he declare.

Yaya Touré gives his favorites for the CAN

All the African people are impatiently awaiting it. From January 13 to February 11, the 2024 edition of the African Cup of Nations will be held in Ivory Coast. 24 teams will try to succeed Senegal, winner of the previous edition in 2022.

In an interview given to Africa Sport, the Manchester City legend revealed the names of his favorites for the final victory. “ It is normal to have a preference for your own country. Ivory Coast has a strong team and many talented and experienced players. But if I had to choose the teams that I consider favorites, I would say Senegal, Morocco, South Africa. They had an impressive qualifying campaign. » Response February 11.

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