Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta has urged all his team-mates to step up to compensate for the loss of Yaya Toure.

Toure, the champions' midfield driving force, might not be seen again in a City shirt for seven weeks as he prepares to leave for international duty at the African Nations Cup.

"Yaya has been a regular player for a long time. We know how important Yaya is to the team but there are other players who can do the same job," the Argentina international said.

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