Man City's attitude vs. Real Madrid questioned by Stoke's Joselu

Manchester City's performance against Real Madrid has been criticised by Stoke City striker Joselu, who singled out Yaya Toure for a lacklustre display.

City suffered a Champions League semifinal exit on Wednesday as they lost 1-0 to Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.

Joselu, 26, was unimpressed with the Premier League side's performance, telling El Larguero radio show that "City looked like they were playing at school break."

He added: "You had the feeling it was a friendly game. City were not up for it, without the right attitude and in the end it was dangerous for Madrid as they could have conceded a goal right at the end. The game ended like it was not a Champions League semifinal.

"From my point of view, every time Madrid got the ball, City's forward players were fouling. Madrid played with fire as if [Sergio] Aguero's shot goes five centimetres lower Madrid are out of the competition.

"A team like Man City, with players like Yaya Toure, [Raheem] Sterling or others who were walking around the pitch, almost made it to the final. In the last two games City did not do anything. But Madrid only managed to score what was an own goal.

"[Stoke's English players] were all waiting to see if an English team would make the Champions League final, for some jokes in the dressing room, but in the end it is us Spaniards who get the popcorn, as the Liga teams are going to the finals. Tomorrow at training I will have my chest stuck out."

Former Real Madrid player Joselu was also particularly surprised by City's underwhelming performance after Stoke were thumped 4-0 by them on April 23, with Toure impressive in midfield.

Joselu added: "A few weeks ago City rolled over us, with Toure making some amazing sprints. Today [Wednesday] he was walking around the pitch. It was strange, you could not understand it.

"He got injured against us, did everything, changes of pace. You did not see that today. And today was when you should have seen it, not in the Premier League where they have had a s--- season."

ESPN FC's Spain correspondent Dermot Corrigan contributed to this report.