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Toure admits greater pressure at Barcelona since clean sweep

Yaya Toure admits Barcelona's players are feeling the pressure after last season's historic clean sweep.

Toure admits that even though they are sitting two points clear of Real Madrid in the Primera Division table, the after-effects of last season are taking their toll.

"It's much harder after winning six titles," said the Ivory Coast international ahead of Saturday's visit of in-form Malaga.

"We can't make any mistakes any more. Everybody thinks we're unbeatable, and that's not true. We are human and teams are fired up when they play us.

"There are so many games, and after what happened last year, it's not easy.

"There are difficult times in sport, and this is one of them. We don't just have to think about beating Malaga and Stuttgart. We have to be at 100 per cent and play easy, delicate football.

"But we are well prepared and focused on our objectives. However, both the league and Champions League are going to be very hard this time around.

"It will be difficult because they are a good team. We can't waste this chance at home because we need three points to stay on top of the table."

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