Carlos Tevez seeks redemption from Manchester City fans
After his infamous debacle with Roberto Mancini and the Manchester City board, Carlos Tevez claims he is still fighting to clear his name from black-list at the Eastlands. The Argentine striker announced he had turned over a new lead and that he was fighting hard to win back the affection of Manchester City fans.
Carlos Tevez was a hero for Manchester City fans after joining the club from archrivals Manchester United in 2009, but following a bust-up with Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini the 29-year-old forward ventured back home without an informed leave.
The relationship between Carlos Tevez and Manchester City continued to deteriorate during the next couple of months, with the Argentine doing little to make things right. However, the former West Ham United player eventually returned with desire to fix things.
Carlos Tevez publically apologized for his actions and handed an olive branch to Roberto Mancini. Consequently, the Carlos Tevez’s efforts helped Roberto Mancini claim Manchester City’s first Premier League title 44 years.
“I knew it would be difficult for the fans to accept me again, but I hope, little by little, match by match... you give everything for the shirt and win them over through hambre de gloria (hunger for glory).” Carlos Tevez said in an interview to the Sunday Times. “I was once a real idol for these fans - they were so supportive of me. I hope I'm able to win them back.”
“I knew it wasn't going to be easy to come back. I'd left City and you could almost say I'd left through the back door, but it is almost like there are two Tevezes. There's the Tevez before, who had a problem, and there's the Tevez now, who no longer has problems.”
Earlier this year, Carlos Tevez revealed desire to rejoin his childhood club Boca Juniors. In spite of his claims, it appears as if the Argentina international has decided to extend his stay at the Eastlands.
Reports suggest Carlos Tevez moved back to Argentina last year to reunite with his wife and two daughters, but now that his family has finally settled in Manchester, Carlos Tevez could stay with Manchester City for the long haul.
“It totally changes everything - your disposition, your humour - just having them close,” Carlos Tevez continued. “If I wasn't selected in the past I'd be in a terrible mood. Now I'm still gutted but I go home, see my daughters... it takes my mind off it and I feel better.”
“Fortunately it's a period of my life that's over, but [separation] was really, really tough. If you're unwell or down, you're on your own. If you need a hug, there's no one.”