Man City manager Roberto Mancini showers praise upon Carlos Tevez
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini was delighted over Carlos Tevez’s return to form following last season’s problematic behavior. Carlos Tevez saved Manchester City from a humiliating defeat to Liverpool by scoring an equalizer in the 80th minute at Anfield on Sunday.
The 28-year-old Argentina international intercepted a back pass from the Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel before placing the ball in the back of the net. The goal helped Manchester City equalize for the second time in the day. Eventually, the Premier League champions had to settle down for a 2-2 draw against Liverpool.
In his post match interview Roberto Mancini praised Carlos Tevez for recording superb form for Manchester City. The Italian boss of Eastlands hoped his Argentinean ace would continue to record such form for the club in the future. Carlos Tevez also scored for Manchester City in last week’s defeat of Southampton and during the Community Shield matchup against the Champions League winners Chelsea.
“Carlos is in good form at this moment. I am happy for him,” Roberto Mancini said. “It is important he continues to play like he did in these two games.”
Last season, Carlos Tevez refused to play for Manchester City following a number of locker room bust ups with teammates and Roberto Mancini. Eventually, Carlos Tevez took an uninformed leave to travel back home to Argentine.
Around New Year’s Eve Carlos Tevez finally returned to senses and apologized Roberto Mancini and Manchester City for his rude and immoral behavior. Carlos Tevez offered an olive branch to his manager and hoped to re-enter the first team.
Rumors about Roberto Mancini planning to sell Carlos Tevez are finally starting to die out with the former Inter Milan manager claiming that Carlos Tevez is a part of his future plans.
Nonetheless, Carlos Tevez’s stay at Manchester City is not keeping Roberto Mancini from signing new players. When Roberto Mancini was asked about how many players he plan to added to his squad before the transfer window closes he coyly answered “10 or 15”.
“We need to put players in but we work for this, we have five days and we should work hard,” Roberto Mancini said.
Roberto Mancini also killed rumors about selling England international James Milner.
“No - I think all the players played well but when you are down you should try something different but all the players played well,” Roberto Mancini said.