Boca Juniors player Carlos Tevez has credited football for the smile on his face as he continues to roll back the years with his form on the pitch.

The ex-Manchester City and Juventus striker is still moving mountains at the veteran age of 36. Tevez was the best player by a country mile at the weekend when he scored a braceto propel Boca Juniors to a 2-0 victory over Newell’s Old Boys.

Carlos Tevez already has two goals in two league games this season in addition to his tally of nine goals and two assists in 17 league matches from last season.

After the game with Newell’s Old Boys, ‘Apache’ spoke to TNT Sports about his matchwinning performance. Carlos Tevez was quick to credit manager Miguel Angel Russo for the role he played in the win.

According to him, his manager knows about his ability and he has given him the freedomto play in his best position. This decision has brought out his best form to the benefit of Boca Juniors.

Tevez and Boca Juniors started the abridged league season in the Argentinian topflight this term with a 2-1 win over Lanus. The victory over Newell’s Old Boys made it two wins from two gamesthereby propelling the club to the top of Group D.

Tevez also told reporters about the complicated situation in his family and that football has been the source of his smile at a difficult time. The Argentine national team playerrevealed that his father has been battling health issues for a while.

The player decided to keep the situation away from the prying eye of the public until now.Tevez is in his third spell at Boca Juniors, where he started his professional career. The 75-cap Argentine international star was a youth player at Boca Juniors before his debut in 2001.