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Yaya Toure has no regrets about leaving Barca

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Yaya ToureYaya Toure has “no regrets” about leaving Barcelona nearly four years ago for Manchester City and believes he can join a select band of players to win the Champions League with two different clubs.

The muscular 30-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder was in the Barcelona team who beat Manchester United in the 2009 Champions League final but left the Nou Camp at the end of the following season after three years at the club.

Now he is relishing the prospect of facing Barca for the first time since he left and believes that City will not be over-awed in Tuesday’s last-16 first leg at the Etihad.

“I have no regrets about leaving,” said Toure who was reported to be the highest-earning footballer in England on £250 000 a week when he joined City.

“Some people might thing I came for other reasons, but I’d been there for three years and won everything I could so there was nothing else for me to win.

“City was a new challenge,” he told a news conference on Monday.

“Since I have come to City we have always been on top. I have won trophies here and some individual awards and I am very happy here.

“When I came it was the right time to move and I do believe we have the manager, the players, the squad to win the Champions League.

“I’d like that, to win the Champions League again and if we don’t do it this season, I think we can do it in the future.”

Source: Supersport

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