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Friday, May 11, 2012
Toure targets world domination

ESPN staff

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is determined to propel the club to become the biggest in the world.

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City have demonstrated significant progress since Sheikh Mansour took over at the club in 2008, with the side winning their first major trophy for 35 years as they defeated Stoke in the 2011 FA Cup final.

They are now also on the brink of clinching a first league title since 1968 as Roberto Mancini's men head into the final day of the 2011-12 Premier League season top of the table on goal difference.

Toure, who joined City from Barcelona in 2010, has played a key role in their rise, with his brace at Newcastle last weekend proving decisive, and the Ivorian is hopeful of helping to make them a world force to be reckoned with.

He said: "That's why I came here, to help the team, give my experience to the young guys and to help the club go forward and make it bigger than any club in the world.

"But now, we are at a good step. To make history, we have to win something and follow the example of what we did last year.

"Then we have to perform, go again and be strong for the next couple of years, but I think that is coming. But this Sunday [against QPR], we have to deliver and that is very important. The job is not done yet.

"We have to keep going because QPR need the points, but it would be amazing if we win. It is for occasions like this I came to City - to make history - and I hope I will make history at the weekend."

Toure this week intimated he would like to finish his career at former club Barca, but he has stressed at present he is fully focused on impressing for City.

He said: "At Barcelona, I was a good player, but at City I am an important player for the team. That is my job here, to try to help the team. I said a long time ago that I want to come to a club and make history and that's why I came to City.

"As a footballer, you always want to go to a place where you feel like you are loved and one of the best players. But here, we have a strong team, an experienced team, and it is one of the best in the Premier League."

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