Ivory Coast player Yaya Toure has apologized to Manchester City on behalf of his agent Dimitri Seluk for what he called “misunderstanding”.
Toure was reduced to the bench after Seluk accused manager Pep Guardiola of ‘humiliation’. The former Barcelona coach insisted that only an apology from Seluk will guarantee the player’s return to action at the club.
“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.