Yaya Toure has decided to come out of international retirement after becoming frustrated by his lack of action at Manchester City. He has only made eight appearances in all competitions for Manchester City this season.
Back in the 2016 Yaya Toure announced his international retirement from the Ivory Coast. you can still visit Yaya Toure’s official website to read his retirement statement. In it he said:
“After 14 years at the highest level, I’m sure it’s the right time for me.
Football is everything to me. It has given me so many things in my career but now I don’t feel able to set new goals as a player with the Elephants of Côte d’Ivoire”
The Ivory Coast midfielder decided to concentrate on club football 15 months ago after winning his 100 cap. But he has now made a U-turn after being forced to accept a reduced role under Pep Guardiola this season.
Yaya Toure’s agent, Dmitryi Seluk, says the midfielder has decided to reverse his decision to retire from international football because he wants to win another trophy with the Elephants.
Seluk tweeted: “[Yaya] Toure has decided to return to Ivory Coast national team. He wants to win another trophy with the Elephants of Ivory Coast.”
Toure, 34, who has earned 113 international appearances and played at three World Cups since debuting in 2004 – captained Ivory Coast to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title before announcing his retirement in 2016.
Ivory Coast failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after losing their must-win final qualification fixture 2-0 to Morocco. Ivory Coast will begin their 2019 AFCON qualification campaign against Rwanda on March 27, 2018.