Welcome to Manchester, that was the best the fans could do to welcome Carlos Tevez and irritate his former club Manchester United upon his £25 million arrival at the then City Of Manchester Stadium-now Etihad Stadium. Tevez was part of the £130 million recruitment of new talents City made when Sheikh Mansour took over. His dazzling performance on his debut season earned him the captain’s armband. And hardly has he failed since his arrival as he bagged twenty Premier League goals to be joint top scorer alongside neighbours Manchester United’s record signing Dimitar Berbatov and to earn Manchester City their first ever Champions League spot.
Carlos Tevez‘s extended summer break due to his participation at the Copa America made him miss City’s preseason tour but Edin Dzeko’s form made certain City never missed their talisman. Tevez and Sergio Aguero-who was signed due to Tevez’s persistence to leave Roberto Mancini’s side in the summer- joined the 2011 FA Cup winners from their summer break before their Premier League season began and for the former West Ham and Manchester United striker to think he had a permanent place in the Italian’s starting line-up was exceedingly delusional.
The extremely rich wealth of Man City saw them make some recruitments in the summer that had restricted Tevez’s participation for Manchester City this season and had seen him vastly come on as a substitute. The frustrations of Tevez augmented as he was stripped off his captaincy days after revealing he was the representation of the club and to look from the sidelines as boss Roberto Mancini turned to Mario Balotelli on the bench for a goal against Everton couldn’t have made life any easier for the Argentine.
Champions League match day 2 saw Tevez’s dissatisfaction at Man City erupt to the football world after he refused to come on as a sub against German giants Bayern Munchen. Not that Tevz’s decision was apprehensible, no, it’s an ignominy in football but would this have happened without Sheikh Mansour ‘s megabucks? Carlos Tevez hadn’t started any of Manchester City’s two Champions League games because the super rich owner of Man City gave Roberto Mancini the luxury to bench the man whose immense contribution aided in securing the Champions League spot with spot on signings.
Tevez was bound to be on the sidelines for long even before his incident and now faces a tough huddle to be a City favourite – that’s if he’s kept at the club –after his row with his Italian manager. If Carlos Tevez, after his enormous contribution last season could be relegated to the bench due to the arrival of new recruits, then Sergio Arguero, Samir Nasri, Edin Dzeko ,S.Savic and Gael Clichy should be vigilant because when the next piece of footballing cake is purchased to the Etihad Stadium, they might turn into the next Emmanuel Adebayor-Manchester City’s ambassador to needy clubs.
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