Yaya Toure is confident Manchester City have what it takes to turn around their Champions League last-16 tie against Barcelona on Wednesday.
The English champions have come under fire in recent weeks following a string of poor performances, but the midfielder – who represented La Blaugrana between 2007 and 2010, winning the Treble under Pep Guardiola in his second season – sees the criticism as part and parcel of the game.
“I think football is like that [referring to its fickle nature],” he was quoted as saying by the BBC at a Press conference.
“Last year was brilliant, everyone was saying Manchester City are a top team in Europe, but all of a sudden we have some problems and we’re the worst team in the world. We can deal with that.
“We all know what we have to do, the owners have spent a lot of money to make this one of the top clubs in Europe. We have had some difficulties but we are working hard