Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

We Are Weak Says Kolo Toure

We Are Weak Says Kolo Toure

Manchester City and Ivory Coast defender, Kolo Toure has called on his international team-mates to gel if they are to fulfil their World Cup ambitions.

Former Blues boss Sven Goran Eriksson is in charge of the Côte d'Ivoire team but by all accounts all is not happy within the African camp.

The Elephants have a number of world-class players to call on including Didier Drogba, Kolo's brother Yaya (expected to sign for Manchester City following the conclusion of the World Cup), while Salomon Kalou, Emmanuel Eboue and Aruna Dindane are also Premier League superstars, however Kolo (29) thinks the side are a team of individuals which might not be enough to see them progress out of the group stages.

Toure said...

"We have failed as a team and we keep failing. I have failed, we have all failed. It is not important to have great players but it is important to have a great team and at the moment we don't have that."

"We are still searching for that. We have individuals but as a team we are very weak at the moment."


In defence of the national squad Eriksson added...

"I know the weaknesses of the team and I am working on these. What we have learned is that the remainder of the work surrounds things like field positioning during attack and defence."

"I've a clear idea of what remains to be done before we start against Portugal."


Group G consist of Ivory Coast, Brazil, South Korea and Portugal. Group G fixtures can be found here.





Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Tudor
Date:Thursday June 10 2010
Time: 8:56PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Svennis. City-Mexico-Notts County-Ivory Coast. Seriosu pay offs all the way!!
Johnny Baguette
12/06/2010 14:01:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

Details: Guardiola's First City Appearance

This Saturday and Sunday, 2 & 3 July, 2016, MCFC open up their doors of the City Football Academy for a breath-taking Cityzens Weekend.

Marc Vivien Foe: 13 Years On

It's been 13 years since the world lost Marc Vivien Foe.

(Video) Joe Hart vs James Milner

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart and ex-Manchester City midfielder James Milner have their friendship tested in a light-hearted manner as each player has a go...

Premier League 2016/17 Pre-Season Games

The Premier League may have published their 2016/17 fixture list but what about those of us who want to know about our respective club pre-season games.

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Sedgie
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Out of the first team regulars, who will be sold first?
Suggested By: Tudor
Joe Hart3%
Aleksandar Kolarov7%
Pablo Zabaleta4%
Bacary Sagna0%
Fabian Delph4%
Jesus Navas0%
Raheem Sterling7%
Yaya Toure7%
Wilfried Bony66%
Samir Nasri0%
Eliaquim Mangala2%
Gael Clichy0%
Pep will not sell anyone0%
Someone else0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Skoorb131
2.Rising124
3.Tudor118
4.Colin Is The King115
5.Bluedub87
6.Buzz Lightyear70
7.kennyclementstache57
8.citizhun35
9.johnkelv30
10.Chippy_Tea9