Yaya Toure insists Manchester City still have a “50-50” chance of knocking Barcelona out of the Champions League and believes they return to the Camp Nou with greater mental strength than they had last season.
City lost the last-16 first leg 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium in February, but Toure denies his old club are favourites to progress despite having home advantage in tonight’s return game.
Barca also knocked City out at the same stage of the competition last year — winning 2-0 in England and 2-1 in Spain — yet the midfielder feels the reigning Premier League champions have more quality and resolve than 12 months ago.
Yaya Toure is a former Barcelona player.
“We have got a few fantastic players at City and I think it is a 50-50 game because they won 2-1,” he told Champions League sponsors Nissan. “We didn’t win last year, but I think this year is different; it is a different team, a different squad and a different mentality.
“It is always difficult to play against Barcelona when you have to run after the score. But in football anything can happen. We have our chance and they have their chance as well and we will see.”
Toure, who left Barca for City in 2010, is available to make his return in the Champions League after being banned for the last three games following his red card against CSKA Moscow in the group stage in November.4years ago My wife left me,because i was too WEAK in bed,but today she calls me Bed Champion.Now i finally discovered a Natural Solution that forces women to ask for more. " - CLICK HERE To See My Breakthrough. Men, eat this fruit & you will get a bigger penis size. How I Permanently Cured My Premature Ejaculation And Low Sperm Count Problem Without Any Side Effects Within 72hrs.And Confidently Last Over 35 Minutes Per Round In Bed.