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"Not the first and won't be the last," says defender

Manchester City defender Kolo Toure has spoken for the first time since his training ground bust-up with team-mate Emmanuel Adebayor, suggesting the spat has already been forgotten amongst the team, despite regular confrontations involving the Togo striker.

The duo, who were also team-mates at Arsenal, had to be pulled apart by several City players before the situation eventually calmed down, but Toure has brushed off the latest coming together between players at the wealthy Premier League club, insisting that this incident will not impact on City’s chances of lifting the title.

"It was a bust-up because of a hard tackle," Toure told The Sun.

"We both lost it but it was quickly calmed down. Other players and the manager came to separate us.

"It's already forgotten. In any case, with Adebayor it's not the first time and it won't be the last.

"At Arsenal we often had a similar set-to. We know each other well, maybe too well. In any case that proves we have energy to burn. It's not that negative."

This is not the first time City’s spirit amongst the players has come into questioned, with Mario Balotelli and Jerome Boateng reported to have had a scrap at the club’s training ground.

Adebayor also showed his frustration with Vincent Kompany in the 2-1 loss at Wolves earlier this season.

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