Yaya Toure’s father Mory has urged Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola to come back down to Earth and reconsider his decision on playing his son.
Mory also asked Guardiola for forgiveness and that all he wants is for his son to play football.
Toure’s father told the Sun: “I’m worried about him. It’s a problem. We ask Guardiola to come down to earth.
“He’s the boss. I ask him for forgiveness, to let my son do his work.”
Guardiola revealed earlier in the week that he will not pick Toure unless his agent Dimitri Seluk apologises for comments he made to the media.
The City boss was quoted by Sky Sports as saying: “It was so difficult for me to put him out of the Champions League, so difficult. I know him, I know he’s a good, good guy, but the list is the list.
“But the day after his manager [agent] spoke, and from that moment Yaya is out.
“Go to the media and apologise to Manchester City – the first one – the second one his team-mates and, after, the trainer. When that happens Yaya will be part of the group and he will have the same chance to play all the games.”
Toure has made just one appearance for City so far this season and that was against Romanian side Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League qualification round.
The Ivory Coast international has just one-season remaining on his current contract at City.
The Citizens have not exactly missed Toure as they have won all nine games under the stewardship of Guardiola and sit on top of the Premier League table having won a maximum 15 points.
City take on Swansea City in a re-run of the mid-week EFL Cup clash which the Manchester based outfit ended up winning 2-1.