Toure apologises to Pep Guardiola

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Yaya Toure apologises to Manchester City boss as Pep Guardiola said he will not pick Toure until his agent Dimitri Seluk apologises for criticising the decision to leave him out of the Champions League squad.

The former Barcelona player lived up to his side of the bargain, having released a statement on Friday in a bid to help resolve the situation.

“I wish to apologise – on behalf of myself and those who represent me,” said Yaya Toure.

Toure apologises to Pep Guardiola

“Those statements do not represent my views on the club or the people who work there,” added Toure on Friday.

“I have nothing but respect for Manchester City and only wish the best for the football club.

“I am immensely proud to have played a part in the club’s history and want to help City succeed further. I live to play football and entertain the fans.

“On that note, I would like to thank all of the fans for their messages through this difficult period. This means a great deal to me and my family.”

Toure, a four-time African Footballer of the Year, has scored 75 goals in 267 appearances for City since arriving from Barcelona for £24m.