Tevez also reiterated his plans to retire early, as well as venting his frustration at the financially driven nature of the game.
“I don’t want to play any more. I’m tired of football, but also tired of people who work in football. I don’t want to play any more, and I’m talking seriously.
“Football is only about money, and I don’t like it. There are so many agents with really young footballers. It’s awful, as these young players are not interesting in winning titles, they only want money.
“The young players think that 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 tired of that too.”
Tevez also voiced his contempt for the youth of today in true old git style:
“Today, the young players have no education at all, and I don’t want to listen to them. When I played in Boca, when Martin Palermo or Juan Roman Riquelme talked, I listened to them.
“So I don’t want a young player to tell me ‘why did you do that?’ in the dressing-room. I would punch him, as I have won 13 titles in my career.
“I’m going to play football for three or four years in Europe, then I will quit. I would play for Boca again only if my father asks me to do it, but I don’t want to play in Argentina again. If you ask me, I would love to have my old life back in my neighbourhood of Fuerte Apache as I don’t like my way of life today.
“I don’t want to suffer any more, I just want to be calm, I want some peace. But at the moment, football feels like a job for me.”
Aw, diddums. I find it hard the believe he has said that considering his big money move to City from rivals United. Proof at least it wasn’t completely fiscally driven. Seems Carlos is going a bit mad in Manchester though and that may suggest a move if the Sky Blues don’t start winning titles soon. My heart bleeds for him.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience