Of all the opponent’s Yaya Toure faced, he insists his toughest was none other than Nemanja Matic.
Toure boasts a resume of previous employers that include, Barcelona, Monaco, Manchester City, and Olympiacos.
We can’t forget that he has played for the Ivory Coast too almost 100 times too
However, there is one player in particular that sticks out in his mind as the toughest and most difficult he came up against.
In an interview with the Times, he reveals a rather surprising name, although he has in the past had some choice words for his foe.
Yaya Toure: "My hardest opponent? Matic, I hate him, this bastard. He’s such a difficult player to play against. Tall, strong as well. It’s been fun to play against him, even though it’s difficult." #MUFC
— Devils Latest (@Devils_Latest) May 8, 2018
“Nemanja Matic was complicated.”
“He’s not quick but he’s so strong, clever.”
“All the rest of the opponents, because I always looked at them carefully before games, I get their weakness.”
That’s quite the compliment for Matic and a notable addition to his resume as he is likely to be seeking a new club in January
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) November 19, 2019