We know what to expect, says Toure

08 June 2010 09:12
Kolo Toure believes the European experience within the Ivory Coast squad stands them in good stead ahead of the World Cup finals.[LNB] The African nation have been handed a tough draw at this summer's event, with Portugal, Brazil and North Korea joining them in Group G.[LNB]Their preparations have also been hampered by a broken arm to talismanic striker Didier Drogba, whose involvement in the tournament remains uncertain.[LNB]Toure, though, is confident that Sven-Goran Eriksson's side are ready for the challenges that lie ahead as every member of the Elephants squad has played club football at the top level.[LNB]"We've got a talented squad, we're well prepared and we will work very hard, but we know it's going to be tough against Brazil and Portugal especially," said the Manchester City defender.[LNB]"Of course I and my team-mates have played against many of their players in European club competitions so we know what to expect.[LNB]"North Korea are much less familiar. If we can get through to the second round who knows?"

Source: Team_Talk