After turning in some impressive performances this season, Kolo Toure has spoken of his delight at his current form and run in the team. With Vincent Kompany still sidelined, Toure has resurrected his City career after it looked as if it was petering out to an anonymous end and now looks a more than able stand in for Kompany. He said:
I feel very good at the moment. I’ve had the chance recently to play more and I’m really enjoying being able to give my best for my team. Everyone around me and all my team- mates have helped me a lot, and that’s very important. Every time I have played for City, I just give 100 per cent – for me the main thing is just to work hard.
We have so many players here and it’s difficult to play every game, but you need to get ready and any time you have the chance to play give 100 per cent. It’s very important to keep focused and to keep your concentration high and keep working hard in training; that’s the only thing you can do. It’s always difficult when you don’t play and are not in the team, but the only thing that can keep you going is working hard and believing in yourself and that is what I have been doing.
City will face either Manchester United or Chelsea at Wembley in the Semi-Final of the FA Cup, something which excites Toure:
I was watching the draw on my TV and when I saw it I was like ‘Wow.’ But it is good, as a professional player we like big games and this is another one. These are times in life that you don’t forget, as a footballer you don’t forget and you want to play these games more and more. Both teams are very good and have good spirits. They both have great players, they have experienced players and world class players. But so do we and if we play with our strengths and we believe, we can beat any of them.