Tevez finally apologizes

@jkct02 (2859)
Malaysia
February 21, 2012 9:13pm CST
Tevez finally apologizes to Manchester City for his conduct in the aftermath of his refusal to warm up in Man City's game at Bayern Munich about 3 months ago. He said in a statement released by Manchester City: "I wish to apologize sincerely and unreservedly to everybody I have let down and to whom my actions over the last few months have caused offense". Tevez is talented. He has proved himself in EPL. He was the influence that won Manchester City the FA cup in 2011. There were hardly any problems in his earlier EPL clubs in West Ham and Manchester United but his tenure at Manchester City, especially after Mancini had taken over the reign, has always been turbulent. I can not accept a player that wouldn't follow the manager's instructions. If Tevez could not agree with Mancini's way of coaching and management, he can always ask for a transfer. To refuse to warm up in a game when asked by the manager (even if Tevez felt that he had already done so, so he needed not to warm up again), it was unprofessional and poor conduct. It didn't help matters with what Tevez said and did after the "warm up" accident. He even refused to come back to Manchester to train. He is paid to play. He has to fulfill his contract. But he didn't honor it and there was ground to dismiss him immediately but for financial reasons, Manchester City has had to put up with him after failing to sell him in the January transfer window. Now he apologizes after months of doggedness. I feel Mancini will still use him as Manchester City is in need of an effective striker to spearhead their attack. As a football player, I rate Tevez very highly. But as a person, I lose respect for him. What do you guys think about Tevez and his latest apology?
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
24 Feb 12
I dun think he deserved to be soccer play. He doesn't deserve any respect at all, since he chose to leave Man united for momentary gains. In terms of big clubs and ability to win trophies, titles, man city is not as close to man united in terms of experience. I believe tevez knows it's a lost cause when they are playing bayern munich and that's why he refuses to warm up. What's more, he's really playing his heart out for his previous 2 clubs in england, but when he opt for man city, it's clearly, his passion has been over written by money. With, whether he apologize or not, it doesn't matter to me. haha
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@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
29 Feb 12
I can feel for Tevez for not playing more matches for Manchester United. He is a top striker and he has proved himself in all the clubs he has played for, and yes, including Manchester City. To get regular football in an up and coming team is better than sitting on the bench in a top team. He also had his international career to consider - money is important but he is not exactly lacking it - honor and glory are what a top footballer wants. I am a Manchester United fan and I had wanted him to stay but if I were him I would have also gone for the lack of playing time. I don't think Tevez's refusal to warm up in the Munich game was because of the result. He just didn't get along well with Mancini and didn't agree with the way Mancini managed the team and tactics. It is sad that the incident happened. It was stupid for Tevez to act so unprofessionally. Hopefully his apology will end all these disputes but the way he puts it, it seems there is still a long way for him and Mancini.
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@Olleenz (3400)
• Indonesia
22 Feb 12
He finally realized his mistakes huh .... In my opinion even he great player but he didn't have commitment with his team. Manchester City had many good attackers, losing Tevez not change much. Further more, even Tevez manage to join in main team but he already lost other players respect. He can create unbalance team with his presence. It's better for him to leave Manchester City. His career already end in there.
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@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
22 Feb 12
Yes, the best solution for the whole saga would be for Tevez to leave Manchester City. He may be a destabilizing factor in the unity of the team when the City season is at a crucial stage. He will be wanted else if Manchester City is not asking too much.
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@Olleenz (3400)
• Indonesia
22 Feb 12
Tevez not apologize sincerely. He realized he can't win against Manchester City and he already lost a lot of money. He just want not to loose money anymore.
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@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
22 Feb 12
@ollenz: yes, Teves is guilty because did not obey the instruction of mancini as coach.. but i think Mancini can make this problem over sooner if he want to discuss from heart to heart with Tevez
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
22 Feb 12
I think there are two key reasons why Tevez finally buckled down. One is the fact that he could not get away during the summer transfer window and he now feels that he is at the mercy of the club. Secondly, his reputation of being unemployable is also making him a bit jittery. But, on the other hand, he has not apologized to Mancini, but only generally to the fans!! Cheers! Ram
@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
22 Feb 12
welcome back ram.. so do you think city will get a positive result when Mancini play tevez??
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
23 Feb 12
We will have to wait and watch for this. Mancini has already said that he would only play Tevez after two weeks. Till that time he still will need to work on fitness. So we will need to wait two weeks and see. Cheers! Ram
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@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
29 Feb 12
It is too bad that that Munich incident happened. Tevez is a good player and he really should not have stepped outside the line to disobey his boss publicly. I hope his apology is genuine and not just being forced to do that for his own benefit. Although he has not seen eye to eye with Mancini since the manager came but Tevez still has to act professionally in footballing matters. Tevez played for the Manchester City reserves last night and should be available for selection soon but it is unlikely that Mancini will want to play him in a hurry considering the good form of their 3 strikers of Sergio Agüero, Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli. All 3 of them scored a goal each last week against Blackburn. But being an excellent player, Tevez may just be the key to their title chances, as what Agüero says. It is a comfort for Mancini to know that he has a top striker on the bench if the 3 on the field fail.
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@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
22 Feb 12
thats right he was paid for playing and give his best contribution for the club but i think we must see why Tevez do like that.. maybe there are some words from mancini give him hurt
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@Olleenz (3400)
• Indonesia
22 Feb 12
It's not Mancini fault but Tevez own fault. Disobey his boss order on important match game .... wth his thinking ...
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@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
23 Feb 12
really?? but mancini ways is not wise too.. he must think the interest of club. i think tevez only need an attention from Mancini
@Olleenz (3400)
• Indonesia
23 Feb 12
Mancini not wise .....?? I don't think so. Tevez challenge him directly during match play. If Mancini allow Tevez to do that, other players will follow his action. If on training session, I can understand but on match play ....? Now put yourself in these situation, You are leader on particular team. On briefing plan, everyone agree to follow particular rule/instruction. But on plan execution suddenly one of your team members act differently (trouble maker) and cost a lot of problem for your team. If you still keep him in team, your team will break. Manchester City is professional club, not school. If you not act professional, you out. This rule not on Football only but also on any professional job
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@MANJET (84)
• Malaysia
29 Feb 12
Nobody is perfect in this world. No one had not made any mistake in their lives. Tevez's action is really unacceptable but he did apologize publicly. I guess we should give him a chance as a person and as a football player. Let's see what he will do in the future. If he still cannot discipline himself and live up to everyone's expectation, then only we hit the hammer.
@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
29 Feb 12
I agree that everyone should at least deserve a chance to repent as it takes a bigger man to apologize. But did we see a big man admitting his mistake? Tevez's apology I personally feel is too generally worded and it impresses me as being a "ok, here it is, then what?" He didn't even mention Mancini by name as the people he should first say sorry to. Anyway, now that is water under the bridge, we just have to see how Mancini reacts but I think Tevez will be only the number 4 striker and if he doesn't get to play enough football in the coming 3 months, he definitely will ask for a transfer in the summer.
@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
4 Mar 12
so manjet , do you think tevez after coming back will give the useful things for City??
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
29 Feb 12
I have responded to this discussion from another mylotter. It looks very much the same. Did u took it from there, or both of you simply take the whole chunk out of the soccer site? No matter what, it doesn't matter to me as long as i earn from responding to your post here. Whatever tevez has done, i'm sure he regretted it, not because he's unable to play, but rather the hurt from the lose of income, amounting to millions. That's the main reason to why he's back to main city since the club is not ready to make a loss in selling him below market price.
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@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
29 Feb 12
Except for the first paragraph where I quoted the words from the actual apology and the news report, all the other 4 paragraphs are my own words and ideas/opinions. Can you please show me the link to the other mylotter's discussion on the same topic? Before I posted it I had checked if the topic was available. Please do enlighten me.
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@sjlskl (3384)
• Singapore
23 Feb 12
And about time too. The Tevez fiasco is dragging on far too long. Either sell him or play him. Simple as that. Now that he has apologise, lets see what Mancini is going to do. If he plays the Argentine, then good. Cos Man City will definitely need more firepower for their charge to the league title.
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@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
29 Feb 12
Yes, the whole drama is indeed a bit stale now and it's good just to get it over sooner. I believe that Manchester City did try to sell Tevez in the January transfer window but was unsuccessful due to the high selling price and the player's personal terms. I personally think Mancini will not play Tevez unless he is forced by injuries or lost of form of his 3 existing strikers. In other words, Mancini will play Tevez last. It was that way before the incident happened and I don't see why he should change now with they sitting pretty at the top albeit only with a 2 points margin. Mancini has to consider also the feelings of the other 3 strikers. Who wants to make way for Tezev to play?
• United States
23 Feb 12
It's never to late to apologize. It takes a bigger man to apologize. Good for him.
@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
29 Feb 12
You are right that it really takes a bigger man to apologize. The problem with Tevez's apology is that he did not address that to his manager whom he disobeyed publicly. The apology wordings sound so general as if it were just a compromise. Anyway, Mancini has the right whether to accept him back but with so much money on the table, it is good for all involved just to put an end to this saga and get on with their title quest.
@stringer321 (3151)
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
22 Feb 12
I'm not really a soccer fan , I may watch a soccer game by a chance. I like the way the players control the ball while running , how they use strategy and how the game progress. If you say , Tevez is a good player , then he just has to follow the contract and respect the coach. I'm sure he was a humble person before his success went up to his head. It happens in other sports too , like in MMA , anderson silva is a good wrestler but he sometimes seems to not respect his opponents , leting his hands down like they can never land a knock out to him. So far he didn't lose at the UFC. But , maybe doing what he and Tevez does can make them more noisy , getting them more attention and not treat them just as players or robots that just do their work... Have a nice mylotting.
@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
25 Feb 12
Tevez is talented and a hard-working player. He would be an asset for any team to perform well sportingly. It was just too bad that he disgraced himself with his disobey of his manager during an important match. I hope with his apology things will calm down and let his football do the talking rather than with his often hurtful words from his mouth. He is paid and he has to do what he is told by his boss.
@Rochaten (159)
• Portugal
22 Feb 12
I think we should always be humble and thankful in all circumstances.It is not because "we" are super stars of football that "we" do everything "we" want! Let me talk about Tevez, I think that despite being a fantastic player he must be a man without honor and without character.The coach is to respect.He is the supreme commander of the team. The player only loses if he is against the coach.
@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
22 Feb 12
Yes, I agree with you that he had to respect his own manager. If Tevez feels that he is bigger than the manager or the club, he should go. In that case, Tevez is even worse than Balotelli - at least the guy is doing what the manager says.