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Tevez 'tired of football'

2010-11-27 16:58

London - Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has raised fresh doubts about his future in football after admitting he is "tired" of the game, while also criticising the attitudes of some young players.

The City captain has previously expressed a desire to retire from football at a relatively young age and his club-mate Roque Santa Cruz claimed recently that the Argentina international was homesick.

Tevez spent time in his homeland earlier this season after being granted leave by City coach Roberto Mancini.

"If you ask me, I would love to have my old life back in my neighbourhood of Fuerte Apache (in Buenos Aires). I don't want to play any more," Tevez reportedly said in an interview with Argentinian television station TyC Sports.

"I'm tired of football but I'm also tired of people who work in football. Football is only about money and I don't like it.

"The young players think they have won something in football because they have two mobile phones and a house.

"Today there are many bad people in the football business and you have to fight with them all the time. I'm going to play football for three or four years in Europe then I will quit."

Tevez also expressed his frustration with some of the game's emerging talents.

"Today the young players have no education at all and I don't want to listen to them," said the 26-year-old.

"When I played at Boca (Juniors), when Martin Palermo or Juan Roman Riquelme talked, I listened to them.

"So I don't want a young player to ask me, 'Why did you do that?' in the changing room. I would punch them as I have won 13 titles in my career."

AFP

Comments
  • jacowium - 2010-11-28 12:17

    "Football is only about money and I don't like it." Neither do I. Kudos to Carlos for saying how it is.

      DeDunce - 2010-12-02 12:49

      yet he signed to city and earns a crap load

  • Chris - 2010-11-28 12:20

    wow, that's amazing! tevez and i have something in common! no, i haven't won 13 titles, but i too am tired of football. mind you... i've never actually been into it. the emergence of homo erectus was a huge step (pun intended) in our development as a species, as a consequence of our hands becoming too dexterous to use for walking. why, in heaven's name, will the biggest sport on the planet be one where the hands are to remain idle? that and the cheating. and the lying. and grown men crying like babies. a great showcase for the poor state of our species i'd say.

      drrsnair - 2010-11-28 19:04

      @chris. written like someone who has never played the game or probably was never good at it. I agree the play acting in football is annoying but once FIFA accepts television replays to enforce discipline that should be rooted out. As for being a showcase for our species...I believe it's as good as any sport. Would you rather have a sport like American football or rugby where the main criteria for playing is that you have to be big and ugly?

      drrsnair - 2010-11-28 19:04

      @chris. written like someone who has never played the game or probably was never good at it. I agree the play acting in football is annoying but once FIFA accepts television replays to enforce discipline that should be rooted out. As for being a showcase for our species...I believe it's as good as any sport. Would you rather have a sport like American football or rugby where the main criteria for playing is that you have to be big and ugly?

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