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Yaya Toure: Argentine players have tough legs

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Manchester City legend Yaya Toure recently gave his opinions on Argentinian players having played alongside some of their finest talents in his career.

The Ivorian star during his nomadic career played with the likes of Carlos Tevez and Aguero in his City days while Lionel Messi was a mainstay in the Barca starting XI.

And in a recent interview, he compared the qualities of all the stars especially their abilities on the ball.

Speaking via Man City’s website, Toure said: “You see two or three players close to him (Messi), you give him the pass and straight away he knows what to do with it

“He’s so difficult to take the ball off his legs because he’s very short and he’s got the big legs like Aguero and Tevez.

“Argentina players have tough legs. In the top, they are a little bit weaker but in the leg, they are so strong. You know what I mean. It’s so difficult to take the ball off his legs and without doubt, he’s one of the best players in the world.”

While Toure was extolling the virtues of Argentine superstars, current City player Bernardo Silva made it known the Citizens are not dependent on one-star player, but rather a collective of top-class players chasing similar dreams.

SWANSEA, WALES – MARCH 16: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal with Bernardo Silva of Manchester City during the FA Cup Quarter Final match between Swansea City and Manchester City at Liberty Stadium on March 16, 2019, in Swansea, United Kingdom. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

“I believe, though, that the strength of our team is not having a player like Cristiano or Messi, that by themselves make a difference.

“Every player has their place on the team and all players feel equally important. I think that is the main strength of our team.”

Man City are trailing 1-0 in the first leg of the Champions League encounter against Spurs and would be in action on Sunday against Crystal Palace before welcoming the north- Londoners to the Etihad.