Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has apologised to the club for “misunderstandings from the past”.
City manager Pep Guardiola has 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.
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Yaya Toure released a statement on Friday apologising for the public war of words he and his agent have engaged in with manager Pep Guardiola over recent weeks.
“I wish to apologise – on behalf of myself and those who represent me – to the management team and all those working at the club for the misunderstandings from the past.
“Those statements do not represent my views on the club or the people who work there.
“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.
Pep Guardiola has accepted Toure’s apology, Guardiola held talks with Toure this morning and the Ivory Coast international was told he is available for selection again.
Confirming the acceptance of Tour’s apology, Pep said: “I read what he wrote and that’s all. Of course it’s good news for Manchester City but it’s most important for Yaya as well. Yaya was in all our meetings and training sessions. You knew the situation. Nothing changed.”
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“I spoke with Yaya this morning and of course it is a private conversation so I know what happened, what he said, of course it’s so important for Manchester City, that’s the most important thing,” he added.