After a superb campaign in 2013/14, when the Ivorian played a pivotal part in Man City’s successful Premier League campaign, Yaya Toure had something of a poor time of it last term but is now back somewhere near his best.
The 32-year-old hopes to be involved in Man City’s midweek Capital One Cup clash with Sunderland though it’s entirely likely boss Manuel Pellegrini would elect to rest the midfielder.
“I feel like I’m 20 years old because what this club has done for me, the fans, and until the last minute I want to fight for this club.
“They deserve that. We have a lot of targets this year and we will see how we end this season.
“The League Cup is very important. I’m always there for those games. I don’t want to stop and have a rest. I don’t care about rest.
“For me, until I get a serious injury, Toure is fit and wants to play. I hope I play against Sunderland.
“Why rest? I look younger and I want to play more. I’m a competitor. In football it’s all about being a competitor.”
The former Barcelona star is now into his sixth season at Man City and has racked up 66 goals in 228 appearances for the big-spending Premier League table toppers.