Yaya dedicates goal to Kolo
City star thinking of suspended brother after cup heroics
Last Updated: April 17, 2011 9:04am
Toure: Dedicated his goal to brother Kolo following City's semi-final triumph
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure dedicated his FA Cup semi-final match-winning strike to brother Kolo.
The Ivorian was on target against local rivals Manchester United at Wembley on Saturday afternoon to score the only goal in City's 1-0 victory.
Toure immediately thought of Kolo, who was watching from the stands having been suspended pending a hearing into his failed drugs test.
"I am very sad for him at this moment in time," said the former Barcelona star. "He is a professional player and he wants to play.
"People make mistakes sometimes. It is part of life. It is part of sport.
"Mentally, he is a strong guy. He is the most important person in my life.
"Every time I speak with him he helps me. I dedicate this win to him and the fans."
"I am very sad for him at this moment in time. He is a professional player and he wants to play.
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City will attempt to end their 35-year trophy drought in the Wembley final against either Stoke or Bolton next month.
While delighted to be in the final, Yaya Toure accepts nothing has been achieved yet.
He added: "I am very happy. We have beaten our big rivals, which is fantastic and we are going to enjoy it.
"I am really happy for the fans. They have been waiting 35 years for a trophy. It is a long time.
"I think this is going to be the year for Manchester City. But it is not finished. We have to take a second step.
"I am not bothered about who we play. They both have enough quality to win the FA Cup but we will be very hard to beat."