Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure hit back at critics following a brace against West Brom, stating that he does not a care what people saya about him.

Manchester City comfortably beat West Brom 3-0 last night with Yaya Toure netting a brace. The performance of the Ivory Coast international led manager Manuel Pellegrini to state in the post match that a Tour was the Yaya of two seasons agoa and was back after a “strange season” last year when he went through a lot of personal turmoil.

Toure hits back at criticism

However, refuting suggestions he has struggled for form last season having scored 10 goals in 29 Premier League games, Toure was quoted saying by the Telegraph:

a I know what I have to do and I dona t care what people say about me. Ia m not back a Ia m always there,a Tour said.

a Ita s about the team. We did a massive job today. West Brom have a good manager and players. Full credit to all our team. We made it easy because we played our own football, we played with belief and intensity.a

Pellegrini admits Toure had problems last season

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini suggested that Yaya Tour had a problemsa last season. He had been distracted following the death of his brother Ibrahim in June 2014 a and it had appeared that he had wanted to leave City following claims made by his agent.

a I am sure we are going to see the same Yaya as we saw the season before,a Pellegrini said although he added that he did not think the player a deserved the amount of criticism he had last seasona .

City now face Chelsea at home on Sunday with Pellegrini declaring it was a important to beat the championsa and win a all the games we play at homea .