YAYA TOURE has revealed that Pep Guardiola IGNORED his attempts to apologize for once claiming his old boss had “problems with African players”.
In 2018, the former Manchester City midfielder, now 38, made the leap Shock claims in an explosive interview with France Football.
But the Ivorian has blamed Covid for the Etihad boss’s lack of response – and revealed he hopes to see him soon.
When asked about Guardiola’s lack of contact, Toure said The times: “I push that into the past and attribute it to the Covid situation.
“I want to see him. I’ll be happy. I need to talk to people who are passionate about football.
“I didn’t contact him because I don’t have his number.”
In 2018, Toure – who played under Guardiola at City and Barcelona – had claimed his old boss had “problems” with African players.
The three-time Premier League champion said: “It feels like he’s jealous of me, he saw me as a rival… like I’m taking the limelight from him.
“He was cruel to me. Do you really think he could have been like that to Andres Iniesta?
“It got to the point where I wondered if it was the color of my skin.
“I’m not the first, other Barca players have also asked the question. Maybe certain people don’t always treat us Africans the same way.”
“If you see the problems, he [Pep] I’ve had questions with African players everywhere he’s been.
“He’s too smart to get caught. He will never admit it [to not liking Africans].
“But the day he picks a team of five Africans, I promise I’ll send him a cake!”
just last year Toure apologized for his shock allegations – and called the interview a “big mistake”.
Toure said: “That interview was my big, big mistake.
“This was wrong. I want to apologize for what happened, I want to apologize for doing something wrong.
“We decided that we would try to communicate with some key people at the club to apologize and say that I was being rude to the club.
“Since then we have been waiting for a very, very long time for an answer, but we are not getting it.
“And if he feels that way, of course there’s nothing I can do.
“Of course I was in contact with some people there. But the people at the top, that’s impossible.
“I want peace. We don’t want that (sick) feeling all the time.
“For the love of the fans, for the love of the club, sometimes things have to be done right. I’ve been in touch with some people there.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/18102077/yaya-toure-pep-guardiola-ignored-apology/ Yaya Toure reveals Pep Guardiola has ignored his attempts to apologize for claiming the old boss has ‘problems with Africans’.