St. Mary's Stadium

Next Game

So'ton v Man City

Sunday, 30 November 2014, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Etihad Stadium

Last Game

Man City 3 - 2 Bay Munich

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 19:45

Champions League Group E

Toure: Team talk rallied City

Yaya Toure revealed Manchester City's 6-0 win over Tottenham on Sunday was inspired by a Manuel Pellegrini team-talk.

Last Updated: 26/11/13 at 07:50 Post Comment

Yaya Toure: Spurs rout inspired by Pellegrini's team talk

Yaya Toure: Spurs rout inspired by Pellegrini's team talk

City went into the game on the back of a shock defeat at the hands of Sunderland and he admitted that sparked Pellegrini into some 'unbelievable' words of wisdom.

They worked wonders, with Jesus Navas needing only a matter of seconds to open the scoring in what turned out to be their biggest win ever against Spurs.

"The manager's speech before the game was unbelievable," said Toure.

"It is always difficult when you lose a game like we did at Sunderland. It is hard for the players. Football is so strange.

"But we have come together as a team because we want to regain the Premier League."

That made it 24 goals in only six home games for City - 34 in total - and left Toure thinking about Chelsea's season-long record of 103, but he concedes their away form is going to have to show a marked improvement for that to happen.

"At the moment it is quite difficult but we will try to find a way," he said. "At home we are very prolific. Away is more difficult. Either the referee is not fine or the fans or the opponent try to make it hard.

"That is part of football. That is the Premier League. That is why it is the best league in the world. We are trying to find a good balance because we have to come back. It is very important to start winning away from home.

"It is not just the big teams who are the problem. It is the normal teams. It is always difficult away.

"But we know if we are to win the title again we have to win our away games. That is what the manager is working on."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

sn'tthis strange. Last season we were worried that we were stuck with a Dinosaur in Moyes while Liverpool and Everton were disappearing into the distance with their young, spritely managerts, playing football from heaven. Progressive managers, they said. Managers who understand the modern game.........

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: The pressure's on

B

eing consistently and unrelentingly dog turd really takes it out of you. Try shadow boxing. That's what it's like watching Liverpool, punching thin air.

sinbadsdad
Neville: Reds need a rest

G

ood list, some crackers in there. For me, I'd have had Steve McManaman for Liverpool away at Celtic in the UEFA cup in 1997. I was in the ground that night and everyone kept screaming at him to make a pass, but he just kept going and going and going...brilliant, and in the dying minutes too.

uncle-muller
F365's Top Ten Counter-Attacking Goals

Footer 365

Cesc Fabregas buries hatchet with Sergio Ramos over Spain row

Cesc Fabregas says he has spoken to Spain team-mate Sergio Ramos after the Real Madrid star questioned his commitment to the national team.

Champions League: Lionel Messi breaks goalscoring record as PSG win

Lionel Messi became the Champions League's all-time record scorer as Barcelona thrashed APOEL Nicosia, while PSG won.

Champions League: Mourinho hails Chelsea team performance after Schalke demolition

Jose Mourinho hailed Chelsea's "complete" performance after their 5-0 demolition of Schalke.

Mail Box

Mails: Quit Massaging Mourinho's Ego

That's the message from the afternoon mailbox after it was claimed that the Chelsea boss has transformed Cesc Fabregas into a complete player. Plus, more on Arsenal...

F365: Saving You From Bad Relationships

A cracking Mailbox, with thoughts on Chelsea, Willian, Jurgen Klopp, Brendan Rodgers and Aguero. Plus how Football365 saved one man from an unhappy relationship...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property