Guardiola hits back at Toure's racism jibes

Man City boss Pep Guardiola speaks out on Yaya Toure racism allegations

"We were together two years and now is when he says it". "As a coach, it's over [at Barça], because I am not the same, nor do they even look at me in the same way", he said on "Preguntas Freqüentes" on TV3.

"He turned all Africa against himself, many African fans turned away from Manchester City", he said.

The manager has worked with Toure for many years throughout their respective careers, and each has enjoyed prosperous moments during their time together.

City smashed club and divisional records as they stormed to the Premier League title and racked up an unprecedented 100 points in 2017-18.

The Catalan coach won an unprecedented 14 titles in four years at Camp Nou during his first senior managerial stint, including two Champions League crowns.

However, he played just 10 Premier League games, last season.

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City and Guardiola initially declined to comment on the quotes, but the latter has now made it clear he totally refutes Toure's comments.

And when you consider his 316 appearances, scoring 79 goals, you'd think he will be going down as as a true City legend. I came to wonder if it was not because of my colour.

"Maybe us Africans aren't always treated the same by certain people".

"He [Guardiola] insists he has no problems with black players, because he is too intelligent to be caught out, ' Toure claimed last week", Toure claimed. He'll never admit it [not liking Africans]. "He never told me face-to-face".

"When the day comes that he picks a team featuring five Africans - and not naturalised Africans - I promise I will send him a cake!"

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