Stoke striker Joselu says his club’s players were left infuriated by Yaya Toure’s limp performance against Real Madrid, and says they also labelled Manchester City’s season ‘sh**ty’.
Toure put in a poor display as City exited the Champions League semi-finals with a whimper – losing 1-0 to Real Madrid on Tuesday night.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men managed just two efforts on target over both matches, but Pellegrini claimed his men did not deserve to lose.
It’s a view that certainly was upheld at Stoke with former Real Madrid forward Joselu revealing that he and his team-mates expressed their dismay at City’s efforts in their WhatsApp group.
“Manchester City had no attitude in the game,” Joselu told The Sun.
“They almost made it to the finals despite wandering on the pitch.
“My team-mates are complaining a lot in the team’s WhatsApp group because weeks ago Yaya Toure out-powered us in the league.
“He ran so much he even got injured playing against us, as opposed to his performance [against Madrid].
“Toure was wandering on the pitch. He should have run rather than against us in the league.
“Manchester City have had a sh**ty season.
“My team-mates were saying in the WhatsApp group that Manchester City played like a group of friends kicking the ball about at the school’s playing ground.
“Manchester City played with no attitude whatsoever and didn’t deserve to be in the Champions League semi-finals.”