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With two months until the Champions League begins knockout phase play, the war of words has already started.
“They are quite afraid about us,” Toure said of their upcoming opponents. “The way they see us play in the Premier League at home especially, they’re quite scared.”
Manchester City are a perfect nine from nine in the league at home, scoring 37 goals and conceding just six. However they were beaten 3-1 by Bayern Munich in Champions League group stage play.
Iniesta, Barcelona’s iconic midfielder, wasn’t amused by Toure’s comments. He says there’s no fear factor in play for the Catalan giants.
“No,” Iniesta told Marca when prompted about Toure’s words. “This is football, the Champions League and Barca cannot be scared of anyone. It’s going to be an intense and exciting tie. I think City was the toughest side we could have drawn and will prove a good test for us.”
Iniesta took the high road, but still suggested Barcelona are at the pinnacle, looking down on everyone else.
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