Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Nasri: Nationality counts against Toure  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Kora - 05/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!

(MENAFN - Kora) Ivory Coast international Toure has been the driving force in Manchester City's engine room since his move from Barcelona in 2010, and his wonder-strike set Manuel Pellegrini's men en route to League Cup glory against Sunderland on Sunday.

And City playmaker Nasri, who followed Toure's 55th-minute equaliser at Wembley with a sublime finish of his own 90 seconds later, feels the 30-year-old suffers in terms of gaining global recognition due to his nationality.

"If he wasn't African everyone will say he's the best midfielder in the world," the Frenchman said

"Of course it counts against him being from Ivory Coast. If he was Argentinian or Brazilian everyone will talk about him, everyone

"You have some Brazilians or Argentinians, I don't want to say anything wrong, but just because they are from this country you pay them 40million or 50million.

Former Arsenal man Nasri went on to hail the all-round qualities of Toure, who has 17 goals in all competitions this season.

"He can do everything," he added. "He can score goals, he can defend, he can attack

"When he gets the ball he is so powerful. I might be a little bit biased because he's my friend, but for me he's in the top three of the best midfielders in the world

"A guy like Yaya, he has won every trophy, he is always there. Tell me one defensive midfielder who can score 16 or 17 goals in a season

"Tell me one and then we can talk.



  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 10 2015 - Al Masah plans USD299m healthcare expansion across GulfMENAFN
(MENAFN) Al Masah Capital Limited has revealed plans to invest around USD299 million to support the growth and regional expansion of its newly-rebranded healthcare private equity initiative.The ...

 Oct 10 2015 - UAE Eagle Hills starts work on USD3b Belgrade Waterfront projectMENAFN
(MENAFN) Eagle Hills, a UAE-based private investment and real estate development company has announced the start of construction of its flagship development in Belgrade.Belgrade Waterfront, the ...

 Oct 10 2015 - Dubai's hotel revenues down 10.1 percent in AugustMENAFN
(MENAFN) Four- and five-star hotels in Dubai reported weakening performance levels in August, with revenue per available room (RevPAR) declining 10.1 percent to USD147.45.Figures from hospitality ...

 Oct 10 2015 - UAE-Work place etiquette to abide byKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Last week I was invited to facilitate an Emotional Intelligence training programme for 22 participants at an interior decorating firm. Their ...

 Oct 10 2015 - Asiri hails UAE s role in Arab coalition says no safe havens to rebellious militiasEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI 10th October 2015 (WAM) - Spokesman of the Saudi-led Arab coalition forces Ahmed Asiri has praised the played by the UAE in the coalition and the ...

 Oct 10 2015 - Hamdan bin Mohammed Launches 'Taqdeer Award' to Recognize Excellence in Labour Welfare PracticesEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) - Crown Prince of Dubai: "The Award reflects the importance that Dubai places on ensuring progressive labour practices in line with global standards" - ...

 Oct 10 2015 - Saudi-Celebrity clockmaker thanks KSA on arrivalArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News)JEDDAH: Talented American student of Sudanese origin Ahmed Mohammed Al-Hassan arrived in Jeddah on Friday morning to perform Umrah and visit his relatives. The Kingdom last week ...

 Oct 10 2015 - Israelis worried but defiant amid wave of stabbingsGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Israelis are deeply unnerved in the midst of a spate of stabbings that have brought back memories of previous Palestinian uprisings, but say they are ready to "confront" any ...

 Oct 10 2015 - Kingdom job seekers' paradiseArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News)JEDDAH: The Eastern Province Riyadh and Jeddah are among the most sought after locations for job seekers in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region a new study has found. The ...

 Oct 10 2015 - Saudi summons Czech envoy over 'Satanic Verses'Gulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Saudi Arabia has summoned the Czech ambassador over a translation of British writer Salman Rushdie's controversial book "Satanic Verses", official media said on Friday. The ...




Click to Apply


Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices


Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks

Saudi Arabia 

Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor


Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters

© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help