Owen Hargreaves has said that Yaya Toure is one of the best players who have ever played in the English Premier League. According to Hargreaves, Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Scholes also fall in the same category.
Hargreaves had played for Manchester City in the last season. Although, he didn’t get many playing opportunities but, he spent a lot of time with Yaya Toure during his brief tenure at City and according to him, there are very few midfielders in the world at the moment who are as good as Yaya Toure.
When asked about the best player whom he has ever played with, Hargreaves said, “It’s a tough question. I have played with some very high quality players and to pick one of them is really very tough. I would like to take three names. Those names are Yaya Toure, Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Scholes.”
“I was lucky enough to have got the opportunity to play with all three of them and these three are just amazing. They certainly fall in the category of the best players who have ever played in the Premier League.”
When asked about Yaya Toure’s contribution in City’s Premier League victory in the last season, Hargreaves said, “Yaya played a major part in City’s triumph in the Premier League last year. He was in great form in the second half of the league, especially, in the matches that were played towards the end.”
“Yaya is a great player. He is one of the best midfielders going around at this point of time. He is versatile and he is capable of doing anything. He is a bit unique. He doesn’t seem to be that quick from a distance, but, if you go close to him, you will find that he is lightening quick.”