Manchester - Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has
apologised on behalf of his agent for controversial comments which led to his
exclusion from the Premier League team.
Manager Pep Guardiola has refused to pick Toure since
Dimitri Seluk claimed the midfielder had been "humiliated" by his
omission from the club's Champions League squad.
Guardiola insisted Seluk should apologise before he would
consider Toure for selection again.
In a statement published on Facebook, Toure said: "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.
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"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."
Toure, 33, has been at City since joining from Barcelona in
2010 and has won two Premier League titles, two League Cups and one FA Cup
during that time.For
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