Manchester City media round-up: Bony responds to criticism after big money move

A round up of news stories this morning related to Manchester City.

Wilfried Bony has been quoted by the Daily Mirror claiming he can handle the pressure at the club.

The striker has had a difficult start to life at the Etihad following a £28 million move from Swansea during the January transfer window.

He’s yet to score his first goal for the Etihad club, but is bullish over claims he’s not up to the Manchester City standard.

“I can handle the pressure - I’ve only been here for two weeks so I’m just settling in, getting to know everyone better,” he said.

Bony has also been quoted by Goal, revealing Yaya Toure as the main reason behind his move to the club.

The pair enjoyed a successful African Cup of Nations together over the winter with the Ivory Coast.

He’s also revealed that Toure’s brother, Kolo, also played a key role in persuading him that City was the right move.

“I spoke a lot with Kolo and Yaya a lot because it was a massive move for me - mainly it was Yaya who was always talking to me and encouraging me,” he said.

Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard has been warned over his MLS future by Orlando City boss Adrian Heath, as quoted by the Daily Mirror.

He’s warned the midfielder that if he’s expecting an easy ride at the end of his career then he’s mistaken.

Heath has sold the need for a good, solid and reliable fitness level because of the improve standards in the league.

“The days of coming over at 35 and thinking it’s going to be nice – that’s finished - The players in England have to understand it is a very competitive league,” said Heath.

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