Despite the defeat against West Ham, City retained top spot in the Premier League at the weekend, with Pellegrini’s team two points clear of second-placed Manchester United.
Toure, 32, endured a mixed 2014-2015 campaign as City relinquished the crown to Chelsea while again struggling in Europe, with his future the subject of much discussion after comments from his agent about a potential exit.
Arsenal went the entire 2003-04 Premier League season unbeaten. “We played well against West Ham but we were unlucky again, the same as against Juventus”.
“The League Cup is very important, I’m always there for those games, I don’t want to stop and have a rest and I don’t care about rest”.
Toure has played all six of City’s matches this season and has scored one goal, and assisted three more.
Picking the bones out of the 2-1 loss, the Ivorian is quoted by the Guardian as saying, “Sometimes it is just about luck. I’m a competitor. In football it’s all about being a competitor”. “We have fantastic players in the dressing room and we are going to come back, that’s for sure”. “It’s impossible in the Premier League now”, he added. “I should have blown the hand of the keeper off but it’s football”.
Toure predicted that the Sky Blues would rebound in style and that their Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, with just one goal in seven appearances, would rediscover his scoring touch. He was injured a few days ago and now he is back and it’s not easy.
Borussia Dortmund’s superb start to the new season continued with their fifth win in five league games, this time courtesy of an emphatic 3-0 home win against Bayer Leverkusen.
Reacting to their defeat, Toure admitted that his side started well but lacked extra efforts against West Ham, and insisted that they have to overcome this upset and comeback strongly.