Pep Guardiola confirmed he has welcomed Yaya Toure back into the fold at Manchester Cityfollowing the midfielder’s stunning first team return.
Guardiola hailed his match-winner after watching the Ivorian score twice against Crystal Palace in his first Premier League start of the season.
Toure’s goals were enough to secure a 2-1 win at Selhurst Park following his shock inclusion.
“I would say that his performance is not about my decision, it’s about his quality,” said City’s manager.
“Yaya was the last month or two months training really good, his physical condition, his weight, is better than ever, and I’m so happy for him, and especially for his family.
“I’m so happy because he’s now a real part of the team and he can help us to achieve our targets because we need all the players, because it’s so demanding with the Premier League and the Champions League and the cup and so on.”