Toure: Barcelona success down to Guardiola clearing out Ronaldinho, Deco

Yaya Toure says Pep Guardiola's decision to clearout the likes of Ronaldinho and Deco was key to Barcelona's success.

Yaya Toure says Pep Guardiola's decision to clearout the likes of Ronaldinho and Deco was key to Barcelona's success.

Guardiola forced out both players upon his appointment as Barca coach at the start of last season.

"Pep came and changed the psychology of the team. He treats everyone equally regardless of their role in the team and we understood that he did not value privileges," Toure told AS.

"There had been problems before, but as Pep made us all equal in the locker room it cleared the air."