Yaya Toure: Sterling and Sane can be world class players

Yaya Toure: Sterling and Sane can be world class players
Yaya Toure celebrates his goal at Hull City

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Feb 21, 2017. 13:00

Manchester City central midfielder Yaya Toure believes that his club teammates Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane can be world class players.

The two quick wingers have been in top form for the English Premier League (EPL) club in rest weeks as they helped the team cement their place in the top four.

Sane, 21, joined City from German club FC Schalke last August, while Sterling, 22, has been at the club since 2015 - having arrived from Liverpool.

"If you look at Raheem or Sane, they are so quick. They can diversify the team so well when counter-attacking. So quick with the ball, without the ball. Raheem with the ball, without the ball," Toure told The Mirror.

"I think they can be world class. I think for them to participate in Champions League, to be able to play against a big defender, they are going to learn more.

Sane whose father is former Senegal international Souleymane Sane, is a German international, while Sterling is a England international, who was born in Jamaica.

"I think those guys can make any defence, even in the Premier League or Europa or Champions League, they can make them suffer," he said.

"In training sometimes when Sane or Raheem take me, it is so difficult. They are quick, they are sharp. When you see them they are hungry, they push them.

"I think you can see, when you compare Raheem from last year to this year, I see a massive change. That is down to [Pep] Guardiola, because now Raheem is full of confidence."

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