Jump directly to the content

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.

DREAM TEAM

Your Sun

A News UK Company
TOP
TOP HEAVY

Deconstructing Yaya Toure’s absolutely mental team-mate XI

If Toure goes into management this HAS to be his formation

Yaya Toure is a funny bloke.

Arguably Man City’s best ever player and one of the finest midfielders in Premier League history, but he’s also got a penchant for the ridiculous.

Remember when he kicked off at his employers because they refused to get him a birthday cake?


SIGN UP – WIN £5k EVERY WEEKEND BY PLAYING DREAM TEAM WEEKENDER


We miss you

Getty - Contributor
4
We miss you

Anyway, after six months away Toure made a dramatic return to our screens on Monday Night Football last night as a pundit for City’s clash with Wolves.

The champions’ victory was routine, a procession as soon as Wily Boly was sent off after 20 minutes, so it was left to Toure himself to provide the main talking point when he was asked to pick a Dream XI from his past team-mates.

And he didn’t disappoint.

He threw all structure and logic out the window to produce this masterpiece:

A lot of fun

4
A lot of fun

Looking dapper

Sky Sports
4
Looking dapper

Toure is an extravagant man and he stayed true to himself by picking Andres Iniesta, hardly the most robust of players, as his sole defensive midfielder to protect a back three.

Then there’s the six – yes six – forwards, four of which are perhaps the deadliest out-and-out strikers of the 21st century.

That’s a lot of goals, Yaya, but we’re slightly concerned they might be treading on each others’ toes a tad.

And where’s Ronaldinho? No space for the Brazilian genius?

Nothing personal, Ronny

Getty - Contributor
4
Nothing personal, Ronny

Surely there’s room for the goofy assassin somewhere, perhaps as a sweeper behind a back two of Vincent Kimpany and Carles Puyol. Just spitballing here…

Do we care if it makes absolutely zero sense? Absolutely not.

Do we hope Yaya embraces this formation if he goes into management? Absolutely yes.


READ MORE:


WATCH: LOVE OF THE GAME – EPISODE 3 – HOW TO OWN A FOOTBALL CLUB