Tevez hopeful of cup return

Tevez was sidelined earlier this month when he damaged his

hamstring in their heavy defeat at Liverpool. City boss Roberto

Mancini revealed last week that Tevez would be missing for four

weeks, which would take him just past the cup final on May 14. Now

Tevez is working hard to make sure he will be available for the

showpiece event against Stoke City. “I have played in the cup for

three teams and know what an important competition it is. In some

countries the domestic cup is not important,” said Tevez. “But

because of the history and of what the FA Cup means to the

supporters it carries more significance. “It always has a special

atmosphere because of that and I’m sure the game will be an amazing

occasion.” City have gone over 30 years without picking up

silverware and Tevez is hopeful that barren run will soon come to

an end. “We are playing well and we have a chance to achieve

something big for Manchester City,” he continued after a 1-0 win

over local rivals United had secured a final spot. “For the club,

owners and fans. As a player you want to play in the big occasions.

“I played at Wembley once for United against Everton in the

semi-finals. We lost the penalty shoot-out so it’s not a happy

memory. “United have been winning the games that we felt we could

win – but we felt Saturday was an opportunity to beat them and

dedicate an historic win to our supporters.”