TEVEZ HAS TERRIBLE DEBUT WHILE OSCAR SHINES

Two of the biggest football stars that moved to China Carlos Tevez and Oscar made their debut for their respective clubs.


Shanghai Shenhua’s start with Tevez did not exactly go as they would want as they lost the AFC Champions League to Brisbane Roar. On the other hand, the Brazilian started well with Shanghai SIPG.

One Weibo post reads: “What is the point of hiring expensive foreign coaches when they are no better than the ones who were already there.” This echoed the popular sentiment from the fans, based on the traction it received. Many blamed Coach Gustavo Poyet for the loss of Shenhua to Roar at the AFC Championship.

Many focused on the addition of Argentina international and world record salary earner Tevez, ignoring the match against Roar. Many criticized his move to the country as he was past his prime and others battled if he was worth the salary he is being paid.

The AFC Champions League playoff is an single-legged affair and Shenhua lost it in front of their fans at the Hongkou Stadium. Former Nigeria international Obafemi Martins was expected to combine well with the former Manchester United striker to move mountains for the club but the duo struggled to impress. Read more TEVEZ HAS TERRIBLE DEBUT WHILE OSCAR SHINES

Carlos Tevez Dismisses Suggestions of £600,000 a Week Wages

Carlos Tevez has dismissed claims that he is the world’s best paid player.


The Argentine striker became the latest high profile him to join the Chinese Super League. He decided to leave Boca Juniors, a club which he adores, for Shanghai Shenhua. Even though the transfer fee was only reported to be around £ 10 million, it is rumoured that the player has become the highest-paid player in the world at wages of around £ 30 million per year. Chinese clubs have been on an extraordinary spending spree in January and they have recently brought in Oscar for £ 60 million.

For a brief period, the former Chelsea midfielder was one of the highest earning players at around £ 20 million per season. It did not take long for Tevez to overtake the 25-year-old on this front. Without revealing the actual numbers, Tevez claimed that the figures being spoken on the Internet are certainly not true. Read more Carlos Tevez Dismisses Suggestions of £600,000 a Week Wages

TEVEZ COULD HAVE BEEN HIGHEST PAID FOOTBALLER

Former Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez could have been one of the highest earning footballers if he had agreed to a move to play in the Chinese Super League.


The Argentine could have been the world’s best-paid footballer had he agreed to the move, according to Marca. The Premier League veteran would be turning 33 in two months yet the player still has different offers on the table.

Chinese clubs have shown they can spend the money like they did in deals for former Chelsea player Ramires and others like Jackson Martinez, Alex Teixiera and the rest. Marca claims that a Chinese side was ready to pay Tevez as much as €40 million in annual salary for his services. Top earning footballers like Lionel Messi earn in the region of €25 million but El Apache as he is fondly called would have earned 60 percent more than them all, Yahoo Sports Brazil claims.

Shanghai SIPG offered the ex-Hammers player a deal worth €22 million earlier this year but Tevez said no. He opted to remain at Boca Juniors but there are still rumours that the player could make the move just before he hangs up his boot. Italy international Graziano Pelle left the Premier League to play in Shandong Luneng for €16 million in annual wages, while Argentina international Ezequiel Lavezzi, Ramires and Ghanian Asamoah Gyan are collecting circa €13 million per year

Brazilian club Palmeiras are reportedly interested in signing Tevez. Tevez so far has been a good influence at Boca Juniors, captaining the side. Whilst they are not enjoying a sterling season this term, they have been quite decent. Tevez has been an inspiration off and on the field, with him recently condemning the celebration of teammate Teo Gutierrez who danced provocatively in front of opposing fans.

Carlos Tevez is not retiring, according to his agent

At the end of September, Carlos Tevez stated that he was thinking about hanging up his boots and retiring on December of the ongoing year as the Argentine player said:


‘’This is tiring. I will be talking with my family and with the people I need to talk to. Yes, I would consider retirement but I would like to play for the rest of my life with this club. I enjoy football but not everything that surrounds it. “There is a possibility I could quit at the end of the year. I’m thinking about it.”

Carlos Tevez released that statement in a fairly heated moment as he had been involved with an incident where he received a 3 match ban after having protested and opposed a football authority.

The 32 year old player went on saying that Argentine football has many weaknesses and one of these was the lack of organization which forces clubs to not know about when matches are going to be played and Tevez had a few more complaints and reasons as to why he might be retiring in December of 2016.

However, according to the agent of Carlos Tevez, Kia Joorabchian has denied those statements as Kia said that the veteran player can sometimes say things that he does not really intend on actually doing as the Iranian – born football agent said: Read more Carlos Tevez is not retiring, according to his agent

Tevez sent off in match

Former Manchester United striker and current Boca Juniors player Carlos Tevez has been sent off in a game after insulting a referee’s sister.


The player was booked after a rash challenge on an opposition player and insulted the referee in retaliation.

The referee had no other option than to give the striker a red card and he was sent off.

The Boca Juniors tried to pressurize the referee to change his decision but there was nothing to be done, and Carlos Tevez was sent off the pitch.

The match started well for Boca Juniors where they took the lead in the 33rd minute thanks to a goal from Carlos Tevez. Unfortunately, the former Manchester United player will be sent off 3 minutes later after his challenge on the opposition player.

However, Boca Juniors was not affected with the sending off and managed to go on and win the game 3-0. Read more Tevez sent off in match

Tevez defends Messi’s decision

Carlos Tevez has defended Lionel Mess’s decision to retire from International football.


The Boca Juniors player has stated that he understands the way Messi feels and that fans around the world should respect him. Indeed Barcelona’s forward Lionel Messi has announced that he will not be playing for Argentina again following their defeat in the final against Chile. This was the second final lost in a row by Messi with Argentina, and he said that he had had enough.

However, there are many pundits that believe that Messi’s decision has nothing to do with Argentina defeat. They believe that the problem is deeper than what many people believe. For Carlos Tevez, Lionel Messi has problems with the Argentina Football Association, and this is the main reason why he has decided to stop playing for the national team.

Carlos Tevez stated that the Argentina Football Federation is currently in a mess and does not do anything in order to help the players. He believes that Lionel Messi has had enough of this situation, and this is why he has taken this decision. For Tevez, all the Argentina players are motivated to play for their team and to represent the country, but the federation is not doing anything to help them.
Read more Tevez defends Messi’s decision

Conte respects Tevez decision to stay at Boca

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said that he respected Carlos Tevez decision to remain at Boca Juniors. He said this after Carlos Tevez revealed that the new Chelsea manager wants to sign him for Chelsea. Conte admitted that Chelsea had made a bid for the player, but the striker has said that he intends to stay with Boca Juniors and is not interested in playing in Europe.

Tevez stated that his former manager called him personally to convince him to come to England but that at the moment he wants to stay in Argentina and play for Boca Juniors.

There was also news that Napoli were also interested in the former Juventus striker. However, the Napoli board said that Carlos Tevez was demanding too much money and that they were not prepared to meet his requirements.

Antonio Conte stated that he has good experience working with Carlos Tevez when he was managing Juventus. The manager said that Tevez was an incredible player for him when he played with Juventus and that he enjoyed managing him. He stated that Carlos Tevez is not only a talented player but also a great person off the pitch.

He said that he wanted him to come to Chelsea, but the latter has made it clear that he want to play in Argentina. Antonio Conte stated that he respected his decision and that he wish him all the best for the remaining part of his career.

Antonio Conte said that Chelsea has not yet finished their transfer activities and that they are still looking for a quality striker to boost their attacking options next season. He stated that he has yet to choose his starting lineup and that this will come in due time. For the time being, he is busy making sure that each of his players is fit to start the league.

CHELSEA TO UNDERGO CHANGES AS CONTE RESUMES

After the exit of Italy from the Euro 2016, the new coach of Chelsea said he would take just one break before resuming at the club to start a new phase.


As the brilliant Italian tactician takes over, a lot of changes are expected at the club going into the new season. The coach took a team of decent players far at the Euro 2016 following amazing tactical discipline instilled in the team. With a better crop of players at Stamford Bridge, there is the hope that the coach would do more to see the club return back to winning ways after a disappointing season.

As he resumes, there are a lot of possible changes that could happen in the new season. One of which is a change in formation. The coach who could employ the 3-5-2 formation would need a lot of time or changes to be successful, and at Chelsea time isn’t a luxury. The issue of full backs at Stamford Bridge has been a long time issue. Different coaches have tried various players with only few have relative success. If ‘wing backs’ are employed, it would mean changes for the current crop of players. The likes of Kenedy and Baba Rahman would likely get more playing time due to their ability to contribute to the attack as well as defend. Kenedy had a few great moments in the last season as he showed he could provide the needed thrust for the attack as well as defend when required. He might struggle a bit solely as a left back but he would be a good fit as a wing back. Read more CHELSEA TO UNDERGO CHANGES AS CONTE RESUMES

Carlos Tevez has been a forgotten man

Carlos Tevez has been a forgotten man on the international scene for quite a while now.


However, he has just been named in the preliminary squad to take on Panama, Bolivia, and defending champion Chile      in the Copa America Centenario, which starts on June 3. The tournament takes place in the United States. After having just won the title, Chile will be going into the tournament in buoyant mood. However, the likes of Argentina will be the favourites due to the significantly better quality of players, which has just been enhanced by Tevez’ inclusion.

The 32-year-old recently returned with the South American football and has been a star for Boca Juniors so far. Despite the club struggling in the mid-table of the Argentine league, Tevez has done his reputation no harm by scoring four goals in 11 games. Even though this may seem low compared with the goals to game ratio of stars like Lionel Messi, Tevez has never been about only scoring goals. He has always offered much more to the team with his tireless work rate throughout the 90 minutes. Chile were able to get success in the previous Copa America largely because of the home advantage. Many felt that a player like Tevez would have negated the advantage to some extent. Read more Carlos Tevez has been a forgotten man

Boca Juniors helped Carlos Tevez to improve his goalscoring form

Boca Juniors moved to the top of their group in the Copa Libertadores after a 6-2 win over Deportivo Cali.


This appeared to be the perfect match for Carlos Tevez to improve his goalscoring form. After all, the opposition were reduced to 10 men during the 90 minutes. Tevez took full advantage of the mediocre form of the opponents to score a brace. Finishing top of the group gives a big advantage way into the knockout stages. Only the top two positions will be to qualify for the next round. Racing Club have come as the group’s second placed outfit.

After starting the Copa Libertadores campaign in disappointing fashion, Boca Juniors could not have wished for a better finish. They started the campaign with two consecutive draws, which meant that Bolívar were top of the table after the opening two games. Hence, there was a real pressure upon Boca Juniors to get a win from the game. Victory would move them closer towards the prospect of reaching the next round without any hiccups. However, the first half of the game did not suggest any good result for the home team, who went into the break at 2-2. Read more Boca Juniors helped Carlos Tevez to improve his goalscoring form