Manchester City legend Yaya Toure hails former Chelsea midfielder as his toughest opponent

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Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure was among the finest Premier League midfielders of the decade and was always a difficult opponent to play against.

Yaya Toure had a lot of tough battles with Chelsea and has named former Blues midfielder Nemanja Matic as his toughest opponent. Although Matic is now a Manchester United player since making the move from Stamford Bridge to Old Trafford back in 2017, his battles against Toure was mostly as a Chelsea player.

Toure told The Times when asked about his toughest opposition:

“Nemanja Matic was complicated. He’s not quick but he’s so strong, clever.

“All the rest of the opponents, because I always looked at them carefully before games, I get their weakness.”

Ivorian Yaya Toure spent eight years at the Etihad becoming one of the symbols of Manchester City’s domination of the league. He joined City from Barcelona, and went on to score 79 goals in 316 outings. He’s now being hailed as a Manchester City legend.

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