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Carlos Tevez Hands Man City Transfer Request

Carlos Tevez Carlos Tevez of Manchester City reacts after being substituted during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Bolton Wanderers at the City of Manchester Stadium on December 4, 2010 in Manchester, England.

Tevez has proved over his footballing career that he isn’t exactly the most loyal of players. He left struggling West Ham for success at Manchester United. He became a fan favourite at Old Trafford, and seemed to have a good connection with the club. Alas, he moved to arc rivals Manchester City – rubbing salt in the Red Devils wounds. He is now a key player for City, as well as a good tool for City fan to tease their local rivals with. However, he has now handed in a transfer request to Manchester City – a move which will rock the club and it’s fans as they prepare to say a bitter goodbye to their key, influential and best player.

As the club captain, you would expect him to be the perfect example of a mature, calming – and good influence in general to his surrounding players. A good influence is what he is (or can be) as his skill, movement, finishing, work rate and desire highlights to his colleagues what it means to win. But he showed a complete lack of respect last week when his manager, Roberto Mancini substituted him. Shaking his head, clearly muttering disapprovingly under his breath, walking off in anger and contempt.

His manager tried to explain his decision – something a manager shouldn’t have to do, as their decision are final – they are in charge. But as I wrote on the 24th July on this blog, Mancini has, and is having a tough time managing all of these big, overpaid egos at City. Balotelli emphasised this today as he received a yellow card for dissent before storming past Mancini, shaking his head when he was substituted.

You might say that the substitution incidents simply show a players passion for wanting to play, but they are effectively ridiculing and showing total disrespect for the manager and managerial staff by throwing tantrums in front of their colleagues and fans. What kind of example does this set? Not a good one.

The fact is, Tevez has put Manchester City in an uncomfortable position with this transfer request. He is not only the captain of the cub, but he is also their best players and City have often been criticized for their over-reliance on the Argentinian.

City can paint over the cracks with all of their money to spend on a new striker, but the example that Tevez has set with his rebellious behaviour – already being repeated by Balotelli this week, is something that can only weaken the team spirit and have a detrimental effect on the team. They have gone second in the League due to their win against West Ham without him, but is the absence of Tevez something that they will have to get used to quite soon?

Tell me what you think!

Submitted by DBS Football



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