By Ollie Irish
A slow news morning is dominated by Carlos Tevez…
Rio Ferdinand has revealed that former Man Utd team-mate Carlos Tevez never gave his all in training with United:
“Carlos is an interesting character. When he was at United, he saved all his energy for the games – he didn’t really go over the top at training.
“He worked hard in the gym – he was a professional in that sense – but everything he did was geared towards the match at the weekend.
“You could see him conserving his energy during the week and then laying it all on the line out on the pitch.”
Conclusion: I wish more English players had Tevez’s attitude. It’s not lazy, it’s sensible. No wonder Tevez has so much energy in matches.
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[Image: MCFC official website]
Rio’s view of Tevez being a less-than-committed trainer is borne out in an interview the Argentine gave the Daily Mail. In it, Tevez says he and his team-mates are being worked too hard by City boss Roberto Mancini:
“The players are not happy with this. We are at the end of a long season, we have big matches, we are tired but there are still double training sessions, morning and afternoon. Then, the next day, we train for two hours. I do not understand. But, please, he is the coach and I am the player. He is in charge. I am OK with him.”
Conclusion: If you don’t want negative headlines in the run-up to the Manchester derby, it’s a good idea to keep Tevez away from the media.