Yaya Toure has gone 90 minutes in each of Manchester City’s last two Premier League matches, wins over Crystal Palace and Burnley.
Now he’s hoping to take the next step.
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Left off the UEFA Champions League roster for the group stage after appearing in a qualifying win over Steaua Bucharest, Toure is hoping Pep Guardiola will see his work rate and include him for the knockout rounds.
“Of course, that’s why I stayed at City,” he said.
“The most important thing is to help the team, and to also help the manager, who is very, very intelligent, very strong tactically. I think when the team gets all of his ideas we are going to be a great team.
“I have to keep working because (Guardiola) is a very, very, very professional person and he really likes football.
Toure’s two-goal turn against Palace turned into another 90 against Burnley, but Guardiola will probably want to see the 33-year-old thrive against another level of competition: Chelsea and Arsenal are in City’s next four PL fixtures.