Protests Could Cause Sabella To Pick Tevez

Juventus striker Carlos Tevez has been one of the best forwards in the Italian Serie A the season. He has helped his club lifted a third straight league title. However, despite this, he has not been picked for the Argentine squad by manager Sabella. This has been because of an ongoing problem within the squad. He has not played for the national team since the Copa America in 2011. Tevez was widely expected to be left out of the World Cup squad.

However, a lot of protests in his home country Argentina gave some possibility of Sabella yielding to the pressure.

AGUERO CAN INSPIRE

Manchester city defender Pablo Zabaleta says that he is confident that Sergio Aguero will be able to inspire the club to success over Liverpool at Anfield this weekend just as Carlos Tevez has did in the past.

The former city striker was inspirational for the blues for a couple of seasons before leaving to join Juventus for £ 10 million recently. He was instrumental in the first trophy lifted by the club under Roberto Mancini. Sergio Aguero has already become a city legend after helping the blues lift the first Premier league title a few years ago.

CONTE WANTS WIN

Juventus manager Antonio Conte is searching for a win in the second leg of the Europa league match against Fiorentina. The first match ended in a disappointing 1-1 draw, which puts Fiorentina at an advantage ahead of the second leg. Mario Gomez scored a late equaliser after Arturo Vidal had given Juventus the lead.

Even though the Champions League was the priority for the ‘Old Lady’ at the start of the season, Conte will be more than satisfied with a European success. It has been a long time since Juventus tasted success in Europe and the Europa league could just be the start of it.

Two goals from Carlos Tevez

A brace from Carlos Tevez could not save the Serie A leaders Juventus from ending the game in a draw as they squandered the lead at Verona on Sunday. The equalizer came in late as Luca Toni had earlier pulled one goal back and Argetine Juanito Gomez scored the equalizer in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

GLORY TIMES

Carlos Tevez believes that his team Juventus has got good chance of achieving glory in the Europa League as well as in the Italian top flight this season.

Tevez was signed by Juventus during the pre season transfer window and he has done his bit for the club in his tenure of 6 months so far. He has already found the net more than 10 times in the Serie A for the White-Blacks.

JUVE START FIRING

As.Roma’s sensational start of the season saw them winning their opening 10 matches of Serie A as they scorched the top of the Italian League looking like the team to beat but in their latest 4 encounters they have only managed to secure 4 points allowing other clubs to get a chance to get into higher positions, especially Juventus.

TOTTI RULED OUT

Francesco Totti is set to miss a few Serie A games as he discovered a hamstring injury while featuring for his side Roma in the game against Napoli on Friday. However, despite his absence in most parts of that game, Roma managed to secure a 2-0 win and maintained its first position in the Serie A points table.

Totti left the field around the 30th minute in the game against Napoli after feeling pain. When the game got over, he went to the hospital for a few tests and the reports of those tests made it clear that his hamstring was injured.

TEVEZ RULED OUT

Juventus might have to go into their upcoming Champions League game against the Turkish club Galatasaray without their star striker Carlos Tevez who discovered an ankle injury while playing in the Serie A game against Torino on Sunday.

Tevez has been in tremendous nick so far in the season. He has already scored 3 league goals for Juventus so far.
The 29 years old Argentinean forward has joined the Italian club this summer after leaving Manchester City.

Juventus released a statement about Tevez’s injury earlier today. That statement says, “Carlos Tevez is struggling a bit with his ankle. His condition is being assessed, but, there are doubts over his availability for the match against Galatasaray.”

Tevez himself has expressed disappointment over the fact that Ciro Immobile whom he had collided with to suffer that injury wasn’t shown a red card.

On his Twitter account, Tevez uploaded quite a few snaps of the stitches on his ankle. The Argentinean striker also wrote, “The guy because of whom I almost suffered a fracture was shown a yellow card only.”

Meanwhile, the manager of Juventus, Antonio Conte, has said that his side is not relying on Carlos Tevez only.
Talking to the reporters yesterday, Conte said, “Carlos has been in fine form, but, it’s not fair to say that we are relying too much on him. We have got other quality players too.”

“In the last season, Carlos wasn’t here, but, we won the league. So, we can do well without him as well.”

“Carlos is a high class player, no doubt about that. It’s great that he is a part of Juventus, but, we are a side which is not dependent on a particular player.”

Juventus is currently at no. 3 in the Serie A points table with 19 points in 7 games.

Carlos Tevez and the Juventus equation

Argentine forward Carlos Tevez is an absolute beast of a player and there can be no doubt about his abilities on the field. He is a fine dribbler and is well built and is capable of producing magic on the pitch that makes fans go absolutely crazy. However, he also has a crazy temper and the first man to admit that will be the former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini who had his fair share of run-ins with the player.

Back in September 2011, Tevez defied the orders of the manager and refused to do a warm up before being sent on against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League. Although the Argentine denied this charge leveled against him, Mancini froze him out of the squad till March 2012. It is unbelievable that Carlos Tevez will be able to get away with such an outburst at Juventus, a club known for its strict discipline.

Results are always given priority over the players and for the proper results, any player can be sacrificed. Manager Antonio Conte played for a lot of his career under this system and there is no doubt he will be strict with Tevez if he tries to pull any such stunt. The # 10 jersey is a fabled one at the club, having been worn by legendary figures like Roberto Baggio, Michel Platini and Alessandro del Piero, players who have brought a lot of success to the club over the years.

Fans will be looking for success on the pitch and nothing short of a 100% performance from Carlos Tevez will be enough to appease them. And with the club going all guns blazing for the UEFA Champions League, a trophy they last won in 1996, the Argentine will have to play a key part if the club is to achieve that.

MANCINI DENIES REPORTS

The manager of Manchester City, Roberto Mancini, has denied the fact that the recent punishment handed to Carlos Tevez will have an impact on Manchester City’s performance in the upcoming games.

Recently, Tevez has been handed a community service punishment. He was found guilty of driving without license. According to the orders of the court, Tevez will have to serve the community for 250 hours and he will not get any pay for that. He needs to complete this task within a year.

Also, the Argentinean striker has been banned from driving for six months and has been asked to pay $2000 as fine.

Carlos Tevez has been in amazing form off late. In his last 7 matches, he has found the net 6 times. City has to face United on Monday and just before that high profile clash, Tevez has been handed this punishment.

When Mancini was asked if this punishment is going to affect City’s performance, he said, “No, it’s not going to be the case. I haven’t talked to Carlos yet about the punishment, but, he will not let that reflect over his performance.”

“This was a mistake committed by Carlos and he got the punishment for that. But, usually, he is not that sort of a guy who breaks rules. He is a well behaved guy.”

Roberto Mancini also denied the fact that this incident has had an adverse impact on the image of Manchester City. He said, “It will not affect club’s image. The club doesn’t interfere in the personal lives of the players. So, whatever happened wasn’t in our hands.”

Tevez is the second Manchester City player who has been punished because of driving offences this week. A few days ago, Samir Nasri had also got a driving ban of 6 months.

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