Roberto Mancini may think Carlos Tevez is a headache, but it’s a nice headache to have that one of the world’s most gifted footballers is back on your squad sheet.
Manchester City face Chelsea tonight in a game that critics will be hailing as season defining for the Londoners. I’m not sure that’s quite the case, but it will certainlyinfluence at what level Chelsea play in Europe.
Torres finally broke his 24hour plus duck but it was against pretty weak opposition. To kick on and produce the goods against the side that has sp[ent most of the season at the top of the Barclays Premier League is a different matter entirely and given his form since he joined Chelsea his goals last week can only barely be seen as more than a blip.
Roberto Mancini is in confident mood.
“We will win the title, we will win. We will do everything to win the title. We need to think positive, always,” he stated at a press conference, reported by Sky Sports.
“Until now we have had a fantastic Premier League, we need to continue like this.
“It is better to stay on the top – always – but I said a month ago it could be that we will go into the second position. This can happen.
“We had difficult fixtures, different from United, but it has not changed. We have everything in our hands.
“There is one game difference – potentially we are one point behind.
“Maybe if we win the next two games we go two points up. We need to go our way, we can’t think about United,” he confessed.
Mancini went on to admit that Carlos Tevez may well feature, but is not yet fit enough to play a full match.
“There is a possibility,” he stated when questioned on the Argentine’s involvement.
“He is getting better but I don’t think Carlo can have more than 25-30 minutes. A player like Carlo needs to play but for 90 minutes it is impossible.
“But if he can play 30 minutes, after 45, then in three or four games he could have 90 minutes, easily.
“Tomorrow we will decide. We want to know the situation with the players,” he concluded.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!