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Pablo Zabaleta: We are at our best when Yaya is at his best


Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta says Yaya Toure's best is still to come.

The Ivory Coast international was heavily criticised after a below-par start to the new campaign but the Argentinean believes his form will improve after last Saturday's goal against Aston Villa.

"I think it was so important for him to score. I think he did a great goal," Zabaleta is quoted as saying by Mirror.

"We all know how important Yaya is for the team. If he is on his best form, Yaya can do whatever he wants because he's just different class. We are at our best when Yaya is at his best.

"Last season he was fantastic. He scored 20 goals and that for a midfielder is just incredible. I would like to see Yaya scoring more goals, 20 if possible.

"We need him back to his best form in terms of passing, even free-kicks. We are 100 per cent sure we will see the best of Yaya soon.

"He should be full of confidence because we know how important he is for the team, as do the fans. And hopefully he can continue scoring goals like this."

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