Toure eyes Euro redemption

Last Updated: Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:08

Yaya Toure is keen to put Manchester City's defeat to Bayern Munich firmly in the past by seeing off CSKA Moscow on Wednesday.

City suffered a 3-1 defeat at home to Bayern in their last Champions League fixture and Toure concedes his side were not at their best against the European champions.

Toure now has his sights set on a win over CSKA Moscow on Wednesday which would give them a huge boost in terms of qualification for the knockout stage.

City and CSKA are locked on three points after two games, while Viktoria Plzen are yet to register a point, meaning Toure's side would have a three-point advantage over the Moscow side if they come away from Russia with a win.

The 30-year-old midfielder insists victory in Moscow is vital and is keen to get back to winning ways in Europe after being humbled by the German giants last time out.

"The Munich game is the past. I said you can have a bad day - Bayern Munich was," said the midfielder. "You have to learn from your defeat to be more stronger for the future.

"The most important thing is we have to focus. This game is going to be very important for us. Hopefully we will win it."

Boss Manuel Pellegrini has been heavily critical of the pitch in Moscow, but Toure believes players simply have to cope with whatever conditions they may come across.

"For us, you have to play on pitches with problems. I don't have any problem with that," the Ivory Coast international explained. "In Africa we have worse pitches. Most of all we have to do our best to try to win this game."

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