Ivorian international Yaya Toure hailed the influence of Samir Nasri and Kevin De Bruyne following Manchester City’s 3-0 victory against Chelsea in the Premier League.
De Bruyne who was sold to Wolfsburg in 2014 by Blues came back to haunt the club teeing up Sergio Aguero for the opening goal of the match in the first half before combining with Nasri on a fast counterattack for the second and the Argentine sealed his hat-trick with a penalty.
“It was a brilliant game, we played really well. The first half we started really well, we tried to control the game, we had some counter-attacks,” the Ivorian said on Sky Sports.
“I think it was a good game for all the team and today we deserved the win.
“In a way I think it was one of the best games [we have played this season] because playing at Stamford Bridge is not easy. I think the team played really well, especially Samir and De Bruyne – when they’re both together in midfield the team play very well.”
On been a substitute in the 1-0 Champions League victory over Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, the 32-year-old said.
“To be honest, I like to play anywhere, I try to help the team. I was delighted to help my team-mates again because I think I missed two or three games,” added Toure.
“It’s always difficult to watch my team-mates play without me, I always want to be involved and today I enjoyed it a lot and I’m really satisfied with the win.
“I always want to be involved, always want to work hard. The most important [thing] is to always work hard for the team. We have a couple of important games coming in the next weeks and I will try to do my best to help the team as much as I can.”
Manchester City are currently on 60points, five behind title chasing Tottenham Hotspurs in second.