Carlos Tevez saga likely to end with truce
Manchester City's feud with striker Carlos Tevez is likely to end in a truce between both the parties as both City and Tevez need each other at the moment
Manchester City's feud with striker Carlos Tevez is likely to end in a truce between both the parties as both City and Tevez need each other at the moment.
City seemed ruthless for the first four months of Premier League this season, but as the season progressed, they were plagued with injuries and suspensions to key players.
They also lost crucial players like the Toure brothers to African Nations Cup for a long period. Sergio Aguero has scored once in six fixtures and Dzeko has three in 16 games for City, The Telegraph reports.
They have faced difficulties in seeing off opponents in recent times and could barely manage a 1-0 win against Aston Villa on Sunday with central defender Joleon Lescott scoring the solitary goal.
Roberto Mancini said after his side's 1-0 win against Aston Villa: "I'm there. Carlos knows. I spoke to Carlos a week after Munich [the original fallout]. Carlos knows everything." "Carlos can train, Carlos can play," he said.
When asked if he could be back this week? Mancini replied: "I hope."
On the other hand Tevez is worried about his future and is desperate to play football.
There, is though, a growing sense that the altercation has hurt both sides. They will probably represent it as one of those family arguments that has burned it out.
For Mancini this is a calculated reinforcement of City's league campaign, which has lacked the spark of the first four months.
Since Tevez ran away in November, City has been knocked out of three cup competitions and gave up a resounding Premier League lead to champions Manchester United.
Mancini is aware that Tevez single-handedly is capable of pushing City for their first League title since 1968. "Carlos can change a lot of games. If he comes back next week, maybe he can help us in the last three months," he said.
But Mancini is not sure about Tevez condition since he hasn't played from a long time. "I don't know if he is in good condition or not. I don't think so because he hasn't played for four months. But Carlos recovers strength very quickly," he said.