Fans of the Chinese Super League are getting tired of a misfiring Carlos Tevez, reports in China say.
The Argentine moved to China this year but he has not quite impressed his teeming fans. The former Boca Juniors man moved to the Far East for €38 million but has failed to reach expectations.
Reports in the CSL say the fans are losing their patience after the club spent so much in bringing him into the country and making him one of the highest paid players on the planet. The 33-year old was blasted by the public when his pictures at Disneyland Shanghai circulated on social media the same day he missed an important match due to injury.
After a 2-2 draw against Chongqing, Shenhua are in the lower rung of the table, further infuriating fans that were already expecting more from the presence of Tevez. Injury and inconsistent form has limited the contributions of Tevez, a top star that has traveled around the world playing in South America, England for West Ham, Man City, Man United and Italian side Juventus.
He had an assist in the 2-2 draw but has scored just once since arriving China. Fans see him as “clumsy” and “very naïve” with poor attitude.
Manager Gus Poyet is under pressure and there are reports in South America that Tevez could return this summer. Poyet had to apologize to angry fans after the draw, claiming the team “made two big mistakes in defence and conceded two goals.”
Fans are calling for him to be sold or released, so he leaves rather than collecting a fat salary which prompted his move and adding nothing. After six games without a win, considering the expenses pre-season, Poyet could lose his job and Tevez released when the season ends. Well, except a miracle happens.