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Carlos Tevez refused to be substitute

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On 09/28/2011 12:06 AM in Soccer
Tevez 'refused' to play for City
ESPNsoccernet staff

Roberto Mancini has claimed striker Carlos Tevez refused to come on as a substitute for Manchester City in their 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Carlos Tevez leaves the Allianz Arena (GettyImages)

Mancini turned to Tevez in the second half of City's European match at the Allianz Arena as his side trailed 2-0 following a first-half brace from Bayern forward Mario Gomez.

But, speaking after the defeat, the Italian coach has said Tevez, who was linked with a move away from the club in the summer although a transfer failed to materialise, would not enter the fray when Mancini looked to alter City's fortunes.

Mancini said: "He just refused to go on. I don't know why. I cannot be happy with this situation. Would something like this happen at Bayern Munich, AC Milan or Manchester United? I am the manager. I decide everything.

"I have helped him every time for two years, he has wanted to leave but I still picked him. The thing is there were still 30 minutes until the end of the game. We could still change it. Carlos didn't play at the start of the season because he has not had a pre-season for three years. He was not ready to play.

"If it was another player maybe this could happen but for a player to refuse to go on in an important game like this is not right."

When asked if he had any explanation for Tevez's behaviour, Mancini said: "It is impossible. I asked him to go in and help with the team. We have 11 players. Maybe he was disappointed because he didn't play (from the start)."

City boss Mancini went as far as to suggest Tevez, who left Manchester United for City in 2009, will not play for the club again. Mancini said: "If I have my way he will be out of the club.''

Pressed further on if Tevez was finished at City, Mancini said: "I don't decide this, but if I did, then yes. I helped Carlos for two years but I cannot accept this behaviour.''

Tevez, speaking through an interpreter, gave little away. In an interview with Sky Sports News he said: "I have been professional during all my time here. Last season I was the top scorer and I wanted to leave for family reasons - but I keep trying to do my best.''

The mood contrasted starkly with Bayern who are top of the group with six points from two games thanks to victory courtesy of two goals by Mario Gomez.

After a good opening by City, the Bundesliga leaders took control and were ultimately good value for their victory. Manager Jupp Heynckes said: "We chose the right time to score and then played very confidently.

"At the beginning of the game we were nervous and we did not do ourselves justice. We changed midway through the first half and came into the game. Franck Ribery has given a world-class performance, Bastian Schweinsteiger also.

"In the second half we played as a unified team. At the moment we have not only a great team spirit, but also act in harmony, a good foundation and outstanding individuals.''

Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge concurred, saying: "This was a very good game from us. Manchester City also played very well in the first 30 minutes to show that they are a strong team.

"We played mainly in the second half, totally in control. It was a great team performance, with Franck Ribery and Jerome Boateng playing really strong.''

Goalscorer Gomez said: "Manchester ran the ball well at the beginning. We were perhaps a little nervous, which is really inexplicable, because we are actually in a good phase. As a team we have from the 30th minute done well and ultimately deserved to win. I have not played outstanding, but scored two goals.''
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09/28/2011 12:53 AM
i heard that in the game shocker. no wonder man u got rid of his ass. this is why man city sucks ass no matter how good of players they have.. same shit diff toilet every year for them
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09/28/2011 10:51 PM
I used to really like tevez, but I have now lost a lot of respect for him. Pretty soon he will be playing the rest of his career in obscurity
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09/28/2011 10:51 PM
Man City suspend Tevez
ESPNsoccernet staff

Manchester City have suspended striker Carlos Tevez after he refused to come on as a substitute in their 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Carlos Tevez says he is willing to "fulfil his obligations" at Manchester City (GettyImages)

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Mancini turned to Tevez in the second half of City's European match at the Allianz Arena as his side trailed 2-0 following a first-half brace from Bayern forward Mario Gomez.

But, speaking after the defeat, the Italian coach claimed Tevez had refused to enter the fray. The Argentine striker later claimed it was a miscommunication, with many fans and pundits slamming his behaviour.

Now the club have acted to confirm that Tevez will not be available for selection for the next two weeks.

''Manchester City can confirm that striker Carlos Tevez has been suspended until further notice for a maximum period of two weeks,'' read a club statement.

''The player's suspension is pending a full review into his alleged conduct during Tuesday evening's 2-0 defeat to Bayern Munich. The player will not be considered for selection or take part in training whilst the review is under way.''

The Blues confirmed the news following a telephone conference involving senior staff, including chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak. After the weekend's games, there is an international break, so Tevez would be unavailable until October 15 anyway.

Meanwhile, Pablo Zabaleta has pledged to help Carlos Tevez get through his latest emotional turmoil.

''We need to try to help Carlos,'' said Zabaleta. ''He has been a really important player for us in the last two years but maybe this season he has had more games on the bench. Sometimes that is difficult, and more so for strikers, who need to play, need to score, need to feel confidence.

''Everybody always wants to play, maybe it's like that. It is a difficult moment for him but we need to be calm. All players have different characters and sometimes the decision is going to be very difficult for everybody because we have too many players.

''We need to accept that sometimes we are on the bench but we always have to be looking to get into the team.''

New signing Sergio Aguero admitted he felt sad at how the Tevez saga unfolded. However, City's £38million record signing - who has taken his fellow countryman's place in Mancini's team - also know the manager is boss.

''Roberto is in charge,'' he said. ''He puts through his opinions and ideas, and obviously makes his decisions. We just have to go with it. Carlos is a great player but obviously I am not inside his mind, to know his thoughts and opinions. It does make me sad. But they are two grown men and maybe they will sort it out.''
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