Toure eyes Portugal scalp
Ivory Coast's Kolo Toure is eagerly anticipating his side's opening World Cup clash against Portugal.
By James Dall
Last Updated: 12/06/10 6:49pm
Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure is eagerly anticipating his side's opening World Cup clash against Portugal on Tuesday.
The Ivoirians meet the Portuguese in Port Elizabeth for their first encounter of Group G.
Toure is expecting a tough test versus Portugal but is optimistic his nation could stun Carlos Queiroz's men.
The Manchester City stopper said: "Knowing that we face Portugal, a big team in this competition, it motivates us even more.
"We must have mental strength because the match will be decided on details."
Ivory Coast are currently sweating over the fitness of star striker Didier Drogba, who is recovering from a broken arm.
Asked if the Chelsea frontman will be fit, Toure replied: "Didier is a very important player for us. It is difficult to answer your question but, you never know, we will see."