Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has admitted that the club won’t do the same without the services of influential midfielder Yaya Toure.
The lanky midfielder is currently on duty with Ivory Coast in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations which starts on the 17th of January and ends on the 8th of February.
Yaya Toure, who was recently voted the 2014 African Footballer of the Year, will be missed by his club, who are the current English Premier League champions and placed second with 47 points, just two points shy of table toppers Chelsea.
“Toure is very important to us,” Pallegrini said of the four-time African Footballer of The Year. “We cannot say it doesn’t matter that Yaya is not here, we will definitely miss his contribution to the team
Yaya Toure, who will be looking to win his first African Cup of Nations, will miss three crucial matches in the Premier League between January and early February in which two of them will be against Arsenal and Chelsea and only if the Elephants advance to the latter stages of the Africa’s elite football competition.