Yaya Toure has Aguero and Messi in midfield in greatest team mate XI ever 9 months ago

Yaya Toure has Aguero and Messi in midfield in greatest team mate XI ever

Yaya Toure picks his top teammates of years gone by and by God it's been a hell of a ride.

Manchester City strolled to a 3-0 victory over Wolves on Monday night. An early red card for Boly saw the Wolverhampton side reduced to 10 men for 71 minutes. They put in a valiant defensive effort, conceding fewer than most other sides would at those odds.

Speaking to BBC Sport after the game Pep Guardiola said: "They defend deep with 10 men so it is not easy even with one more player."

Still, it wasn't a difficult victory for Pep's team.

As part of Sky Sports' broadcast of the match, Yaya Toure provided punditry. At full-time he was given the pick of his former teammates to choose a best XI.

Yaya picked:

Yaya Toure

  • Ederson
  • Carlos Puyol
  • Rafael Marquez
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Andres Iniesta
  • Thierry Henry
  • Lionel Messi
  • Sergio Aguero
  • Leroy Sane
  • Didier Drogba
  • Samuel Eto'o

With 11 years played at Barcelona and Manchester and 15 years and counting for his country Ivory Coast, Toure had the pick of some of the greatest footballers on earth, so much so that it almost looks like he's just gone and conjured up an all-time dream team with no restrictions.

He ended up with five strikers - five.

A 3-1-4-2 formation was the only way to make the most of the players he's come into contact with and shifting Messi and Aguero into attacking midfield - with Iniesta as the holder - was a necessity. He made room for Man City's relatively new goalkeeper Ederson and young Leroy Sane too but, still, no room for Kevin de Bruyne or David Silva.

Hard to argue with the team though.