Fans think Yaya Toure gave Tottenham Hotspur a good Champions League draw
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Yaya Toure was being attributed with giving Tottenham Hotspur a good draw in the Champions League, whilst reminding everyone of the curse on Manchester City.
Thursday afternoon was one of the highlights of the sporting year, with everyone glued to their televisions whilst shouting "oh will you just get on with it," as two random former footballers pulled out the balls to decide the Champions League groups.
With the final being at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul this season, it made sense for Hamit Altintop to be one of those former footballers, seeing as he played 82 times for the Turkish national team.
There was slightly less reason for Toure to be in position, but then he is a former winner of the competition, with Barcelona, so why not.
Whilst he did win it under Pep Guardiola, the Ivorian was announced as being a Spurs coach, his current job, and his colleagues certainly would have been happy with his work.
Toure and Altintop helped Antonio Conte's side draw Eintracht Frankfurt, Sporting and Marseille, a group that makes them favourites to go through and gives their fans some fun away trips to look forward to.
With his links to the club, many were praising Toure for his help in picking what looks like the ideal group, taking to social media to heap praise on the 39-year-old.
Yaya looking for the little mark he made on the Frankfurt ball pic.twitter.com/qcBqjPGMmm— Digital Spurs (@DigitalSpurs) August 25, 2022
Yaya Toure after fixing the draw for us pic.twitter.com/2rr9W5xDbP— Simply (@Simply_Spurs) August 25, 2022
yaya explaining why spurs got an easy draw pic.twitter.com/dtyAl1KLSf— 🇾🇪 (@utdkimmo) August 25, 2022
I'm sure Conte will 100% say "There's no easy team in UCL", but realistically, they got the best possible group. (If you don't agree with me, would you change to Group C?)— 이성모 (Sungmo Lee) (@Sungmo_Lee) August 25, 2022
Plus, Yaya Toure already working for the club very well! https://t.co/30GAkk4Ltu
yaya toure staff employee of Tottenham Hotspur drawing us the easiest possible group for harry kane to win his first champions league trophy >>>— Joey 🇬🇮 (@JoeyTHFC) August 25, 2022
Looking forward to seeing the gooners claiming Yaya Toure pulling that group out for spurs is yet another conspiracy— jim (@jim_thfc) August 25, 2022
Yaya is proper spurs. What a draw.— jp (@hotspurjp) August 25, 2022
Whilst fans of his current team were very happy to see him at the draw, others felt that his presence was not good news for Manchester City.
The Premier League champions are once again on the hunt to finally be crowned European champions, with it being the last major trophy they really need to win since their takeover.
Some believe that Toure has cast a curse on Guardiola and they won't win it under the former Bayern Munich manager, which his agent once claimed.
Fans on social media took Toure's presence as a reminder of the curse, especially once he was asked what it would take for his former club to win it.