Tevez targets ‘smaller’ teams

Roberto Mancini’s side proved they can go toe-to-toe with the

Premier League’s best following a 1-0 success over red-hot Chelsea

on Saturday. However, the win has only moved City within four

points of the leaders having lost against Sunderland and dropped

points in games with Blackburn and Tottenham. Tevez feels his

team-mates raise their game against the big boys and that, in order

to take their form to the next level, they need to improve their

intensity and concentration against the weaker teams. “We always

play very well against the big teams but the important thing now is

we concentrate and play the same game against the smaller teams,”

said Tevez. “If we can do that it will take us to the next level.”

Tevez felt City’s win was crucial in the Premier League title race

and scoring the winner against Chelsea made the occasion even more

special. “This was a great result in the battle for the

Championship. It was really important we won. “I like playing

against most teams but seem to make a special mark against Chelsea.

“We are becoming a strong team and as captain it’s important I give

them the strength and spirit to continue this way.”