Citizen skipper denies rift

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Manchester City defender Kolo Toure insists the club will resolve their problems internally and believes it is usual for everyone at a big side to have their say.

City boss Roberto Mancini has faced problems off the field recently, with the Italian last week hitting out at what he sees as a drinking culture in British football after reports emerged that City quartet Adam Johnson, Gareth Barry, Joe Hart and Shay Given had been involved in late-night partying on a trip to Scotland.

Emmanuel Adebayor and Vincent Kompany were subsequently involved in a heated exchange during last weekend's 2-1 defeat at Wolves but Toure is adamant there are no major rifts in the squad and was quoted in the Daily Telegraph, saying: "Talk of division is not true at all. We are a team, but in any team, there are problems."

He added: "We must resolve them in the dressing room and in the training camp.

"After the Wolves game, the manager had his word and the players had our words as well, so we know what we need to do in the future.

"There are a lot of personalities in the team. When there is an issue, everyone has his say and that is really important if you want to be a big club."

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