Top 10: Star players with one major weakness (8)

Published 28 Comments

Yaya Toure | Laziness

Football News

When former Manchester City midfielder Didi Hamann pinned the blame on Yaya Toure for the club’s indifferent defensive record earlier this season, it was met with widespread disbelief. How dare the great Ivorian be questioned!

But the truth is, Hamann made a good point. Toure does, on occasions, become lazy on the pitch and fails to carry out his defensive duties. The 30-year-old sometimes either forgets, or simply can’t be bothered, to track his runners - which subsequently leaves his team exposed.

We all know Toure’s strengths - and there are plenty of them - but he needs to work harder on his defensive side of the game. The reason he has scored 21 goals this season is thanks largely to his midfield partner Fernandinho, who is quite happy to carry out the donkey work in middle of the pitch.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Manchester United
David Luiz
Cristiano Ronaldo

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again