Vincent Kompany: I just want to say thank you to Yaya. Thank you for being a wonderful team-mate, it’s been a privilege to share this moment with you, in the dressing room and on the pitch. It’s been a true honor. If there is a legend at this club then it is this man. You have to have, first of all, to be a legend, a tremendous amount of talent, longevity, and you need to be there in key moments:
- The 2011 FA Cup semi-final v United – Yaya
- The 2011 FA Cup final v Stoke – Yaya
- The crucial League game at Newcastle in 2012 – two goals
- The crucial League game at Crystal Palace in 2014 – Yaya
- League Cup final v Sunderland in 2014 – Yaya
Thank you, Yaya!