After a long wait to get revenge on rivals River Plate, Boca Juniors were finally able to achieve this objective after a 1-0 win in the CONMEBOL Libertadores. Coach Gustavo Alfarodecide to take the gamble of going with Carlos Tevez, who has immense experience when it comes to big matches. However, the former Juventus and West Ham star is clearly not at his peak at 35 years of age. The inclusion of Tevez might have had to do with bowing to pressure, but it meant no space for Mauro Zarate, who has been the top scorer for Boca Juniors in this competition this year.
There was also an absence of Emanuel Reynoso who may have created a major impact with his powerful left foot. Even though there were occasions when Tevez was able to combine very well with teammates, he was unable to come up with the crucial goal that would prove to be the separating factor. This is because River Plate were able to contain Tevez to a great extent. The striker no longer has the pace to get past opponents. Counter-attacks and set pieces were a key weapon for Boca Juniors, who were able to make a difference in the last quarter. The introduction of Zarate was influential for the team and he helped Jan Hurtado score the winning goal.
Boca Juniors forward Carlos Tevez is confident that the club will be able to overcome the deficit of a 2-0 defeat against River Plate in the Copa Libertadores semi-final. The crucial match between the two great rivals witnessed a disappointing outcome for Boca Juniors with the team losing to goals at crucial stages. A penalty from Rafael Borre provided the lead for the home team after just seven minutes, while Ignacio Fernandez doubled their advantage in the 70th minute. Boca Juniors’ problems were mounting and the team was reduced to 10 men in the 90th minute when Nicholas Capaldo was sent off with a straight red card.
Tevez watched his team get back to winning ways with a 1-0 success overDefensa y Justicia during the weekend. This is one of the two league matches for Boca Juniors before they prepare to host River Plate in the reverse fixture at Estadio Alberto José Armando. The possibility of a historic comeback remains high. Tevez was protected for most of the first leg since he was only called up as a substitute in the 55th
minute. The former Juventus and Manchester City forward has scored only one goal in eight appearances in the Copa Libertadores this season. In the domestic league, he has fared slightly better with two goals in eight games.
Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp has said that his team’s promotion to the Premier League should put an end to the Carlos Tevez saga. The Blades were previously relegated from the top-flight during the 2006/07 season after the Hammers beat the drop through a Tevez winner at Manchester United on the final day.
Speaking to reporters, Sharp said that the Blades return to the Premier League should erase some of the bitterness associated with Tevez’s winner for the Hammers, he told: “I actually really liked Tevez as a player and, obviously, that hurt when that happened. But that’s forgotten about now and we are back in the top flight. I’m sure the games against West Ham will be fiery ones anyway and that will be brought back up again, but for me it’s forgotten. I have no grudges against Tevez. I’m a Sheffield lad and a Sheffield United fan and to be able to play in the Premier League with this club will be unbelievable.”
Boca Juniors striker Carlos Tevez has revealed the difference between former teammates Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo during his recent interview with the Argentine press. Tevez had the opportunity to share the same dressing room with Ronaldo during his time at Manchester United whilst he has featured alongside Messi on a number of occasions when he has represented the national side.
In a report covered by Depor, Tevez highlighted that Messi has always been a natural on the playing field and he had barely witnessed Messi in the gym when the two were working together, he said: “Lionel Messi, I never saw him in the gym I’ve never seen him train in the stops or do technical exercises. It is all natural to him, but on penalties he trained: first he did not take them and now he shoots them all at the corner.”
Carlos Tevez has highlighted that Lionel Messi remains a key player for Argentina going forward and has urged his compatriot to continue playing for the national team despite their early exit from the World Cup. The Argentines struggled to keep a clean sheet during the recent World Cup finals in Russia and they were eventually ousted by France during the round of 16 of the tournament.
Since then, there have been plenty of suggestions that Messi could call time on his international career permanently after prematurely doing the same in 2016 but Tevez has urged his countrymate to continue to take charge on the pitch, he told ESPN: “
I think Leo has to think about himself. He has to think that, if there is not a project that makes him happy and in which he feels comfortable, it is very difficult to take the responsibility of leading Argentina to become champions by himself. I think we are wrong in not being able to help him feel comfortable. We need him because he is the soul of Argentina and, as long as he continues playing football, it has to be that way. Now [I tell him] to rest, keep a cool head and try to be well, then we need him to take charge and on the pitch.”
Shanghai Shenhua have dismissed speculation linking star forward Carlos Tevez with a move to Mexico. The Argentine has been associated with a switch to Liga MX, where he is a transfer target for giants Tigres, America, and Pumas.
In a report covered by Shanghai Morning Post, Shenhua team manager Mao Yijun appeared to categorically ruled out Tevez’s exit by confirming that the entire squad will link up for the training camp in Spain, he said: “We will head for Spain for a month long preseason training at Marbella on Tuesday morning and all of our foreign players will be there. We will bring 29 Chinese players [to Marbella] this time. With all the foreign players on board, it will be a 34-man squad.”
Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata says that his interactions with Carlos Tevez have helped him learn a lot. The two players were teammates when the former moved to Juventus in 2014. He was able to become a major hit after scoring 27 goals in two seasons with the Italian outfit. These goals were a major factor behind Juventus reaching the Champions League final and also winning the Italian Serie A title. Tevez is also known for his time at Juventus, and it appears that the Argentine forward has claimed that it really is a top destination for strikers.
The Argentine is currently playing in Chinese football and has the tag of being the best paid player in the world, although these are unconfirmed reports. Morata joined Juventus as a young player and he appears to have learnt a lot from Tevez, who represented the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, and Juventus amongst many other outfits in European football. There is a criticism of Italian football being too slow, but this does not seem to be the case as far as Tevez is concerned. Morata claims that the Argentine was extremely happy with the time spent in Italian football. After having spoken in glorious terms about Italy, Morata refused to rule out a return to Italian football in the future.
Argentine striker Carlos Tevez has shed up to six kilos of weight in order to prove himself to Shanghai Shenhua faithful, who labelled him as a ‘very homesick boy. The former Juventus man has had a turbulent 10 months in the Far East, where received a hero’s welcome from the fans before missing half of the club’s games through injury or the lack of fitness.
Early in September, new Shenhua boss Wu Jingui termed the 33-year-old as overweight and ordered him to get fitter in order to make the matchday squad. Tevez has since taken the word strictly as per the club’s sources, and the striker lowered his weight from 78 to 72 kg to make his first-team comeback.