Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has revealed in an interview that he’s not happy despite the titles he’s won and the money he has made.
“I have won titles, lots of money, but I am not happy,” Toure told L’Equipe.
The 32-year-old Ivorian has been seen as one of the most dynamic midfielders in recent time, but Toure isn’t happy with all the rumors that have been surrounding him in the media.
“Journalists have spoken about a new departure for me,” Toure said. “But what new departure? I have just come out of a season with City where we finished second in the English league, which is the hardest in the world.
“I scored 26 goals, 20 in the Premier League, and nobody mentioned it. You understand a bit my disgust. Here, when it is bad, they stress it; when it’s good, they leave that in the dungeon. They have always used their little methods to annoy and alienate me.”
Toure has played 100 games for the Ivorian national team, scoring 19 goals. He finally won a trophy with his country earlier this year as Les Éléphants won the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea with Toure serving as the captain.
“That was my biggest desire, my most important project, it happened, finally, after losing two finals,” Toure said. “I lifted the trophy as the captain of Les Éléphants. Exceptional, unforgettable. I did my job, won Afcon, and subtly, the most unloved individual in the Ivory Coast became the best-loved for a little while.
“They said that I fought with Didier [Drogba], with Zokora, and even Kolo, my own brother … and they denigrated me, even through songs. Politicians insulted me. That hurts, that hurts a lot. The national team, it no longer has anything to do with football.”