Happy Tevez set for long stay
The controversial Argentinian, now firmly back in favour after
last season’s problems, capped another fine display with the late
equaliser that secured a 2-2 draw for City at Liverpool on
It was the 28-year-old’s 100th goal in English football and came
straight after pledging his future to the club in a TV interview
before the match.
Tevez, who first came to the English game with West Ham in 2006,
has often given the impression he has been unsettled during his
time in the country.
But he now says any issues, including the circumstances which
led to his extraordinary self-imposed exile last season, are firmly
in the past.
Tevez told Sky Sports: “I return for a long time now. My family
is here, my children are here. I am happy, my wife is happy, my
children are happy now. No problem, I stay.
“I stay, for now it is two years, the contract, but I am
When asked if he could stay beyond his current deal, he said:
“Yes, no problem.”
It is a far cry from the situation last season when the player
became embroiled in his infamous dispute with the club and manager
Tevez, who also revealed he has lost seven kilograms since last
season, said: “Now is now, the problem last season is finished.
“I am happy, Roberto is happy, the club is happy. The problem is
Mancini is certainly pleased to have Tevez back onside after
undoubtedly missing his world-class talents last year.
Tevez has started the season superbly, also scoring in the
Community Shield against Chelsea and the Premier League opening win
Mancini said: “Carlos is in good form at this moment. I am happy
for him. It is important he continues to play like he did in these
two (league) games.”
City, with Sergio Aguero out injured, were grateful for Tevez’s
cutting edge after being largely outplayed in a pulsating game at
Liverpool deservedly led twice through Martin Skrtel and Luis
Suarez with both City’s equalisers coming from defensive
Yaya Toure pounced on the first from Martin Kelly and Tevez
finished calmly 10 minutes from time after seizing on a poor Skrtel
After avoiding a first defeat of the season, Mancini will turn
his attention to bringing in additional faces before Friday’s
Mancini, after joking he has “10 or 15” targets, said: “We need
to put players in but we work for this, we have five days and we
should work hard.”
City are thought to be close to completing a deal for Swansea’s
Scott Sinclair but Mancini said: “Maybe, I don’t know. We can’t say