Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne dismissed claims from his former Manchester City teammate Yaya Toure, in which he accused manager Pep Guardiola of “having problem with African players”.
“I never saw something, It would be weird if the trainer was racist, with all the black guys in our team,” De Bruyne told BBC World Football.
“So I don’t know what Yaya said or if it’s wrongly written or exaggerated. When you don’t play there’s always something you try to find.”
“We had the best season ever, so in the end the coach took the right decision to play with the team who played a lot. This year the trainer probably thought he wasn’t doing enough, wasn’t fit enough. I’ve never seen something racist at the club, ever.”