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Fifteen minutes with Kolo Toure

  • 29 June 2012 14:47
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Our new 'Fifteen Minutes' features series gives City players just a quarter of an hour to reveal what they would do if time was of the essence!

Under the spotlight this time it's our man in the centre of defence and newly-wed, Kolo Toure.

If you could hold a conversation with anybody on the telephone for 15 minutes, who would it be?

Whitney Houston – for definite!

If you could spend 15 minutes with anybody, dead or alive, who would you pick?

That’s easy. I’d choose my mother who passed away a few years back. I would love the chance to speak with her again, even for just 15 minutes.

If you could spend 15 minutes anywhere in the world where would you pick?

Abidjan in the Ivory Coast – I’ve travelled all around the world and been everywhere I want to go and there’s no place like home.

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What’s been the worst 15 minutes of your career so far?

Losing the Champions League Final against Barcelona when I played for Arsenal. We were 1-0 up and ended up losing 2-1 after conceding two late goals.

What’s been the best 15 minutes of your life?

The birth of my children.

What do you do 15 minutes before a game?

Put my strapping on and do some core work in preparation for the match.

What do you generally do during the 15 minutes of half time?

Maybe go in the bathroom and splash my face with water and then take on an energy drink of some kind.

What do you do during the 15 minutes after the game has finished?

Maybe congratulate my team-mates or talk about the match before having a drink and then taking a shower.

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Where could you be if you drove 15 minutes from your house?

That’s a tough one without actually testing it out! I’d say I could probably get as far as Manchester Airport from my house.

Bearing in mind you are one of the fastest players in the squad, if you ran from City’s training ground in Carrington for 15 minutes, where could you get to?

Another tough one! Maybe I could make the Trafford Centre!

If you had to watch 15 minutes of any film over and over again, which would it be?

Oh, that would have to be Apocalypto – I’ve seen it about five or six times now and it’s a film I love.

If you were stuck in a lift with anybody from the past or present for 15 minutes, who would you least like it to be?

My heart is free so there’s nobody I can think of for this.


If you could wipe 15 minutes off history which would it be?

It would be the moment I took my wife’s water tablet. I wish that 15 minutes of my life had never happened.

Andy Warhol once said that everybody is famous for 15 minutes. What have been your most famous 15 minutes so far?

When I scored my first goal for Arsenal against Chelsea – at least that seemed like my most famous 15 minutes!

If you only had 15 minutes before the world ended, what would you do?

I’d want to be with my family and nowhere else.

Next on 'Fifteen Minutes,' we talk to the man in the last line of defence, Joe Hart.

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