Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has explained his form lapse this season.

Some believe Yaya's form is not quite at the level it was during his outstanding first two seasons in English football - but he says he is being asked to play a different role.

He said: "I think my form is good. I see a lot more of the ball because we have to control games whereas last year teams came to attack us. I have to stay back more now because of the threat of counter attacks."