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The Ivory Coast star is settling in and eager to be challenged.

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has stressed the importance of his team winning this weekend's clash against Wigan Athletic if they are to secure a Champions League qualification spot. 

The former Barcelona player is confident after the 2-0 Europa League win over Red Bull Salzburg and is feeling comfortable playing in the Premier League following his move to England this summer. 

"I think I am suited to the Premier League. It is not so easy but I have a lot of respect for Chelsea and Manchester United." Toure told the team's official website. 

"The biggest change is that in Spain they play slowly but with a lot of quality. Here everyone is fighting and running for the opportunity to play football. I love that.

"Manchester City are just starting with a lot of new players and a lot of big players. If we work hard I am totally sure Manchester City can have a good year and join these clubs."

The Eastlands outfit has had a disappointing start to their domestic campaign, losing to Sunderland and being held to a draw against Blackburn Rovers, therefore will be hoping to amend the situation when they visit DW Stadium on Sunday afternoon. 

"We know it is going to be a very tough game," said the 27-year-old. 

"Wigan are a team just like Sunderland and Blackburn, they will work hard, it will not be easy for us but the three points are very important.

"Wigan are going to be very confident after beating Tottenham. It is not easy playing a league game straight after a European match, but these are the games we need to win. Manchester City need to finish third or fourth in the table - that is the target. We have to qualify for the Champions League."

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