Porto is not beaten yet, says Toure
MANCHESTER - Agence France-Presse
Toure (R) says Manchester City should avoid complacency against Porto.Yaya Toure has warned his Manchester City teammates that they still have work to do to reach the Europa League’s last 16 stage.
The Premier League leaders start tonight’s last 32 second leg tie against holders Porto as firm favorites to progress after securing a 2-1 advantage in Portugal.
But Toure does not expect Porto to relinquish its Europa League crown without a fight at the Etihad Stadium. City’s Ivory Coast international said that Roberto Mancini’s men will have to play as well as they did in the first leg if they are to progress.
“We’ll have to play well again because the second game will be the same, very hard, although we’ll have the advantage of playing in front of our fans,” said the former Barcelona midfielder.
“It’s not finished yet. Porto have fantastic players and it will be difficult, but we have to keep going and go through in this competition.”
Argentina international striker Sergio Agüero could start for City after coming off the substitutes bench to hit a dramatic late winner in the first leg at the Estadio do Dragao. Mancini’s side had trailed to a Silvestre Varela goal before Alvaro Pereira scored an own goal to level the tie.