Manchester City's Carlos Tevez: Once a Blue, Always a Blue, If You Deserve It

Ieuan BeynonCorrespondent IIIMarch 22, 2012

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 21:  Carlos Tevez of Manchester City looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on March 21, 2012 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Carlos Tevez will never be truly forgiven by at least one Manchester City fan for his actions over the last year.

As he made his return on Wednesday night with a game-winning assist against a rejuvenated Chelsea club, fans held up banners and T-shirts hailing the return of the Argentine maestro.

With this the fans once again proved that there is no one fickler than a football fan.

Don’t get me wrong. Is having a world-class striker back in the squad a huge boost?

Yes, or at least it will be when he is fit for action again.

But even if he scores the goal that wins Roberto Mancini and City their first Barclay's Premiership, I can never look at a player that I once thought was great the same again.

Over the last six months he has basically disappeared off the face of the earth without any apparent reason, unless you take his claims of stress seriously. I mean £220,000 a week and training for an hour and a bit a day can’t be that hard. Surely!

He in no uncertain terms left his club and his manager out to dry, leaving them without one quarter of their feared attack.


Let’s be fair, Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli have more than done enough without him, and I am not suggesting that he has really been missed at all.

But he still left his teammates, fans and most importantly his employers in the dark.

City were right to place a massive fine on him and make an example of him upon his return.

I don’t believe all of this is Tevez’s doing though, his agent and adviser is the pathetic Kia Joorabchain.

He also has a big part to play, but at the end of the day, Tevez is a grown man and can make decisions for himself.

But with refusing to come on and help his teammates in the Champions League defeat to Munich back in October, he effectively severed ties with Manchester City football club, at least from my point of view.

But, surprisingly enough, the players seem happy to have the Argentine back in the mix.

He is a world-class player coming back into a squad that had started lose its way in the title race, why wouldn’t they be happy?

What he can do now is play out the rest of the season and put himself firmly in the shop window for a summer transfer from Manchester.

If he gives his all and helps Manchester City over the next two months, then he will regain the support of the majority of the City faithful.

I for one believe his days at City are numbered and will be happy to call him an ex-Manchester City player come the summer.


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