Depressed Tevez treated in clinic

Depressed Tevez treated in clinic

Published Sep. 4, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez has confessed that a bout of depression led to him binge eating which forced him into a clinic this summer.

The 27-year-old Argentina international had expressed a desire to leave Eastlands this summer but saw a deal to Brazil outfit Corinthians fail to materialise.

Inter Milan were also reportedly interested in City's talisman but a swap deal involving the talented playmaker Wesley Sneijder was reportedly rejected by City.

His fortunes with his national team fared little better as he missed a penalty against Uruguay in the Copa America quarter-finals.


However, the former West Ham and Manchester United marksman has now revealed the anguish of his transfer saga and how the fans turned on him.

"I'm not the s**t that they say I am," he told The People.

"I had a personal crisis this summer. I put on five or six kilos and had to check into a clinic. I was depressed and so I ate and ate.

"Only my family and friends know this. People can criticise me if I don't play well, but they can't say 'He missed a penalty so the coach would be sacked.' It's the bad feeling towards me that I can't stand."