Yaya: We don’t need to perform miracles like Barca

Champions League By: Olakunle Brown | 10/03/2017

Miracles not needed against Monaco, says Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure says Manchester City do not need to perform miracles like Barcelona when they face Monaco in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League round-of-16 encounter on Tuesday but has warned his teammates to be focused. 

The Citizens take a 5-3 first-leg advantage to the Stade Louis II as they seek to secure a Champions League quarter-final berth. 

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But Monaco are a free scoring side like they showed at the Etihad and has scored 82 goals in 28 Ligue 1 matches so far this season which is just under three per game, Toure is fully aware of the threat they pose and has insisted that his teammates do not need a miracle like Barcelona who overturned a 4-0 deficit against another French team PSG with a 6-1 win at the Camp Nou.

"It just shows that anything can happen. You just have to be focused and not believe you're already going through," he said. "We have to be careful because those guys [Monaco] have played less games than us.

"First we have to start on Saturday against Middlesbrough [in the FA Cup], which is going to be tough. After then it's Monaco, which is going to be very, very tough. They play very well and are clever."

Manchester City will finalise their strategies on Saturday during the FA Cup quarter-final game before departing for France.