Guardiola wants apology
MANCHESTER, England (AP):
Yaya Toure retired from international football with the Ivory Coast yesterday - and won't be playing again for Manchester City either unless his agent apologises for comments about club coach Pep Guardiola.
The midfielder's representative, Dimitri Seluk, recently said Guardiola humiliated his client by leaving him out of City's squad for the Champions League group stage
That irritated Guardiola, who said that since then "Yaya is out."
"I accept if Mr Dimitri Seluk came in a press conference or (spoke to) his friends in the media because he has not the courage to call me and apologised to Manchester City, his teammates, and the trainer," Guardiola said.
"When that happens, Yaya will be part of the group and he will have the same chance to play all the games."
Until then, the 33-year-old Toure won't be adding to his one appearance this season, a virtually dead match in the Champions League playoffs. He didn't even make the substitutes' bench for City's other seven matches so far. City have won all eight games.
"What do I need to apologise for?" Seluk told Sky Sports. "Guardiola wins a few games and he thinks he is king.