Kolo Toure Remembers his Slide Tackle on Wenger ‘that slide tackle changed my career’

The former Arsenal and Ivory Coast defender recalls one of the funniest moments of his career, might have been one of the biggest moments also and the making of a star of the Premier League.

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“I spent two weeks there and, as you know, I put that tackle in on Arsene Wenger,” Toure told FourFourTwo.

“But, you know, I think that slide tackle changed my career.

“It showed the manager just how much I wanted to be successful, and how much I wanted to become a professional footballer. That’s how he took it. All the players were laughing and I was in shock.

“I thought they were going to get rid of me there and then but Arsene is an intelligent guy.

“He only saw a young African boy who was keen to impress him, and gave me that opportunity to express myself and show what I was capable of doing.”

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