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‘OH, BROTHER! NOW FOR YAYA,’ SAYS KOLO

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KOLO TOURE is hoping for a family reunion with brother Yaya, the Manchester City midfield colossus, in the Champions League.

The 35-year-old central defender was immense as Celtic overcame the tricky hurdle of Hapoel Be’er Sheva to reach tonight’s group stages draw in Monte Carlo.
Kolo, who joined the Hoops after being released by Liverpool in the summer, could now come face to face with Yaya  and the prospect excites him.
He said: “It would be nice to play against my brother. That would be great. It won’t be the first time and it would be really exciting.

“Do I have a good record against him? Hmm, I don’t know, I would have to check that.

“He has been winning a few games, I have been winning some, as well, when we’ve played against one another.

“We have never played against one another in the Champions League. That would be a really good thing for the family and I really hope the younger brother will let me win!”

Toure has been there before, starring for Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal when they reached the Champions League Final a decade ago.

The centre-half helped the Gunners to a superb run of 10 clean-sheets on their way to the showpiece encounter before they were outgunned by a Henrik Larsson-inspired Barcelona in Paris, despite leading for a lengthy spell with a Sol Campbell goal.

Toure added: “You are always proud to get to a Final. But that is the past and I need to focus on what is coming next.

“We’re going to play some really good teams and we want to do well. It was a tough game against Hapoel Beer Sheva in Israel, but the most important thing is we have qualified.

“This is why I came here. The manager brought me to Celtic and everywhere I go I like a challenge and I want to do my best for the club, team, for everyone. For myself first.”

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