Yaya Toure: We need to make history at Man City

After beating Chelsea in the FA Cup, the Ivorian underlined the value of making a mark in football with Champions League back on the horizon

Yaya Toure is keen to “make history” with Manchester City ahead of the clash with Barcelona in the Champions League.

The Ivorian is one of many players to have joined the Etihad Stadium outfit on big-money moves over recent years, with the Citizens being transformed into Premier League title contenders.

City won their first top-flight title in 44 years in 2012 and now look to add the Champions League to their list of honours after advancing from the group stage for the first time.

“It will be a good test for us,” Toure told Telefoot. “We want to win trophies. At the historical level, we’re still poor. We need to begin to make history.

“Between [winning] the Premier League and the Champions League, I will choose the Champions League.”

Toure has admitted he will find it tough to play against Barcelona, the team he left to join City in 2010, but insists he is happy with his career choices and is keen to make his mark in the game.

He continued: “I am very happy with what happened to me. I always wanted to reach the highest level and be among the best.

“Gradually, my dream is going to succeed. It is a pleasure, but also a charge to mark the history of football.”

City bolstered their chances of winning an unprecedented quadruple by beating Chelsea 2-0 in the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday, and Toure highlighted Eden Hazard as a particularly impressive performer in England.

“Hazard impresses me,” he added. “He is very good. A great player. If he remains in England, he will progress much.”

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