Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure has expressed his anger at British media for not giving enough credit to him playing in Manchester City colours.
Toure was a huge part of the title-winning 2013/14 campaign for the Etihad side notching up a remarkable 20 goals, but his form attracted criticism last season as City lost the title to Chelsea.
That has not gone unnoticed as the African Player of the Year has taken a swipe at his critics by suggesting that he has been treated unfairly with their harsh criticisms.
“In recent weeks, journalists have spoken about a new beginning for me,” he told L’Equipe. “But what new beginning?
“I’m coming off a season when Man City finished second in the Premier League, which is the most difficult in the world. The season before, I scored 26 goals, 20 in the Premier League, and it doesn’t get mentioned.
“Last season had to leave the club to join my national team who were playing the Africa Cup of Nations. I missed almost two months, and I then I was criticised for not scoring as many goals as the season before.
“You understand a little my disgust. Here, when it’s bad, they highlight the faults. When it’s good, they say nothing.”
Manchester City are currently top of the Premier League log and will be in UEFA Champions League action on Wednesday when they host Sevilla at the Etihad.