But the former Ivory Coast worldwide who won who won the Champions League and two La Liga titles in three years playing under Guardiola at the Nou Camp reckons that the players are finally buying into the manager's ideology and want to win following that template. But I think it is unsustainable.
Going forward Manchester City are very strong, and they have bought players at the back.
"We didn't have full-backs and you have to buy full-backs", the Spaniard added.
Even though it guarantees Champions League football once again, they will surely hope to surpass the last-16 mark this season, and avoiding a midway exit in the EFL Cup, or even a late dismissal in the FA Cup.
"It started a little bit with Madrid signing Cristiano and Bale". City should also be expected to cut out a few more names from the squad and surely some new arrivals, just as the manager made it clear himself.
"We know from working in preseason on the training pitch what our game plan is going to be in most games".
Yaya Toure believes Manchester City have started the adoption process of the philosophy which manager Pep Guardiola likes to play.
The Europa League winners will start the 2017-18 Premier League campaign with a home clash against West Ham United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
"The group of players this season are going to stay here for a long time".
There will be a lot of pressure on this man's young shoulders, with a £30m move to Everton making him the most expensive British goalkeeper of all time.