Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi believes the upcoming World Cup in Russia is likely to his final crack at winning a major title with the Argentina national side. The 30-year-old has won everything within reach in club football, but he has yet to witness a similar feat with Argentina, having lost in the finals of the 2014 World Cup. The Argentina captain suffered further disappointment in the 2015 and 2016 editions of the Copa America, where the nation lost to Chile on penalties.
Everton striker Wayne Rooney has claimed that he experienced the best time of his career when he was paired alongside Carlos Tevez at Manchester United. The former England international re-joined the Toffees on a free transfer last summer after he ended his 13-year association with Manchester United, where he became their all-time goalscorer.
Argentine outfit Boca Juniors have confirmed that they do not have any deal to bring in Carlos Tevez back to his hometown outfit. The Argentine has been struggling to settle since making the headline-making move to Shanghai Shenhua back in 2016. Back then, Tevez became the world’s highest player when he signed a £ 600,000 per week contract to play in China. Immediately upon his arrival at China, he was greeted with a large amount of fanfare but this was not immediately followed with good performances. Over the course of time, it became clear that Tevez was struggling to give his best since he did not settle in China.
Since then, rumours have been going through that the player wants a return back to Argentine football with his former club Boca Juniors. Even though it would take an astronomical sum of money to release him from the contract, it is believed that Boca Juniors were convincing Shanghai Shenhua to accept a much lower fee. This deal appears to be in the works, and a deal was expected as early as in January but it seems that Boca Juniors may not bring him after all. The club have now confirmed that there have been no negotiations with the player and that it is unlikely that a deal would be concluded in the near future.
Former Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given has revealed that Roberto Mancini had a sour relationship with his players prior to his sacking in 2013. The Italian, who was infamously known for his fallouts with Mario Balotelli and Carlos Tevez, guided the Citizens to their maiden Premier League title back in the 2011-12 season.
In an extract of his autobiography, Given claimed that Mancini had further issues with other players in the squad, and he literally fell out with everyone including the physios. The former Republic of Ireland international also revealed that he was ready to throw a party for himself after Italian was dismissed from his position - following a shocking FA Cup final defeat to Wigan Athletic.
Argentina international Carlos Tevez has claimed that the Chinese Super League is way off the standards of the top football leagues in the world.
The former Juventus man signed for Shanghai Shenhua in December 2016 on a two-year deal worth £650,000 per week.
Despite the huge sums on offer, Tevez has not had a fond time on the playing field with injuries and the lack of fitness restricting him to just half of the club's league games. Speaking to French broadcaster SFR Sport, he said: "In South America and Europe, players learn to play football when they're kids, but not here. So technically they are not very good. Their football is very different. The fans treat it very differently as well. And I don't think they are going to get to the same heights, not even in 50 years,"
Shanghai Shenhua chairman Wu Xiaohui have reportedly knocked back suggestions that Carlos Tevez has been excluded from first-team duties.
However, the club chief has challenged the Argentine to show the real stuff following his slow start to his Chinese Super League career.
Wu said: "Quite the contrary, head coach Wu Jingui and team leader Mao Yijun have shown great concern for him and the communication between them is very smooth. We are not making excuses for Tevez, the club just want to clarify that he hasn't abandoned himself like some foreign media have claimed. He should have realised that he will not be picked in the starting line-up purely on reputation. We have five healthy foreign players -- if he wants to be one of the three who are eligible to play, he's got to show the real stuff."
Argentina international Carlos Tevez has admitted the possibility of returning to Boca Juniors is 'very difficult' ahead of his return to Shanghai Shenhua for the next round of fixtures.
The 33-year-old ended his second stint with Boca in December 2016 after he was offered a two-year contract with the Chinese Super League club.
Tevez had spent the past fortnight with his hometown club in Argentina after he gave in a written agreement to Shenhua that he would return to the club at the end of the month. The Argentine was given permission to recover from his minor calf injury, and he took time to visit La Bombonera over the weekend where he watched Boca beat Olimpo in the Superliga opener.
While Carlos Tevez remains one of the highest-paid players in the Chinese Super League, the Argentine striker has yet to make a significant impact on the scoring charts.
Since moving to Shanghai Shenhua earlier this year, the player has claimed that he and his family feel settled and comfortable off the pitch. But it is on the pitch where his employers are hoping that he will soon learn to feel at home as they seek some return for his eye-watering £634,000-a-week salary.
Premier League legend Carlos Tevez would remain at Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhuadespite links away from the club, the player insists.
The Argentine says he is happy with the life in China so far, though he refused to expressly rule out a return to his boyhood club Boca Juniors in the future.
Former Barcelona attacker Neymar reportedly pushed for a move to Paris Saint-Germain with the ambition of lifting the Ballon d'Or title in the future. The Brazil international has played second fiddle to the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in his time at Camp Nou, and he is now eyeing a move to a fresh club where he would have better chances of becoming the main orchestrator in the attack, The Sun claims.