Tevez wants long-term City stay… just six games after returning from five-month exile
08:11 GMT, 30 April 2012
Carlos Tevez has declared his intention to remain at Manchester City…. just six games after returning from his five-month exile
Tevez looked destined for the Blues' exit door in January after effectively going on strike following his apparent refusal to warm-up prior to a Champions League tie in Munich last September.
However, the Argentina star returned to City when a hoped-for-move to AC Milan failed to materialise.
I want to stay: Carlos Tevez insists he sees his future at Manchester City
Tevez has subsequently triggered a revival if City`s title challenge, scoring against West Brom before grabbing a hat-trick in the six-goal hammering of Norwich.
He is expected to start tonight's crucial Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium, and he wants to be around a lot longer.
Happy again: Tevez has been superb since returning from his exile, striking an excellent partnership with compatriot Sergio Aguero (below)
'This club has been building something special for the last few years,' he told the Manchester Evening News.
'It was the project and the dream that made me come to City in the first place.
Exile: Tevez infamously went AWOL after City's Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich in September but returned last month against Chelsea (below)
'I've been here since the start of that project and I share the same vision as Sheikh Mansour.
'He has always been brilliant with me and I want to repay his faith and stay here as long as it takes to make the project a success.
'I am an ambitious person. I want to work hard and win things with City. That's all that matters to me, as a player and a person.'
Long-term: Tevez – who captained the club to last year's FA Cup – insists he is part City's project to win more trophies