Yaya Toure believes that Barcelona in 2009 was a more complete team than Manchester City and had the ability to defeat this team.
According to BeSoccer and Pinbahis site, Yaya Toure was one of the stars of Barca under Pep Guardiola in 2009, who was able to win the treble. Toure believes that team is better than the team that won the treble this year.
Pep Guardiola has had significant honors during his coaching career. This Spanish coach is the only coach who has won the treble twice. He led Barcelona to success for the first time in 2009 and became the youngest coach to win the Champions League.
Guardiola also took home La Liga and the Copa del Rey that same year, bringing the treble to the star-studded Catalan side. His Barca 2009 is undoubtedly one of the best teams ever seen in football and featured stars such as Sergio Busquets, Gerard Pique, Samuel Eto’o, Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry, Andres Iniesta, Xavi and Yaya Toure.
That Barcelona was stronger than City today
Comparing Barcelona 2009 with Manchester City 2023, Yaya Toure said: That Barcelona team was very complete and had many stars in the team. I think that Barcelona will win if they play against City. Even the training sessions of that Barcelona team were very strong and took energy like a 90-minute football game. We trained well every day and had a high level.
In another part of his speech, he added: Imagine Iniesta at 26, 27 years old. Imagine Xavi at 28 years old. I can only say that that team was unique and I am proud that I also played in that dream team.
Toure left Barca for Manchester City in 2010 and scored almost 80 goals and won three Premier League titles in eight seasons.
Yahya Toure and Pep Guardiola had an argument with each other in 2018, and the manager of both sides’ programs came into question, and after that Toure left City. In the eight years that this midfielder was at City, he could not win the Champions League and reached the semifinals of this competition only once under the guidance of Pellegrini.
Gnégnéri Yaya Touré (born May 13, 1983) is a soccer player from Ivory Coast. He is also the younger brother of Kolo Habib Toure. Toure has played for Bayern, Metalurg Donetsk, Olympiakos, Monaco, Barcelona and Manchester City.
He has also played 100 national games for the Ivory Coast national football team and has 19 national goals in his career. Toure plays as a central midfielder due to his physicality and high ball retention. He has already won five African Football Man of the Year titles.
Although his football career is coming to an end. He always gives interesting comments about the clubs he played for.