Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has revealed that he suffered from depression and developed an eating disorder this summer after he failed to secure a move to Italian giants Inter Milan.
Tevez said he turned to eating in a bid to tackle his depression and sought treatment in a clinic, the Daily Mail reports.
'I'm not the s**t that they say I am. I had a personal crisis this summer. I put on five or six kilos and had to check myself into a clinic. I was depressed and so I ate and ate. Only my family and my friends know this", Tevez said.
"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," he added.
Tevez's family have now moved to England's North West from South America and he is now struggling to secure his place in Manchester City.
Manchester City manager Mancini has once again signed high-profile players which means Tevez is no longer guaranteed a place in City's starting XI.