Manchester city manager Roberto Mancini has said that players like Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli should pay more respect to the club and understand their importance to the team. The 28-year-old Carlos Tevez has been linked with a move away from the club for the last two seasons now. He almost left the club after creating an irreplaceable damage with the manager Roberto Mancini after refusing to play in the Champions League match against Bayern Munich last season. However, the two have patched their differences in the middle of the season, and the Argentine played an important role in helping Manchester City win the title.
Mario Balotelli has also been a player who has caused a lot of troubles since his £ 24 million move from Inter Milan. Manchester City were extremely lucky to win the title after they managed to close an eight-point advantage from Manchester United in the last few matches of the campaign. However, Roberto Mancini has said that it is unlikely that Manchester City will be able to pull that off once again if there is a repeat of the situation. This is because of the factions surrounding the club and the players, which needs to be sorted prior to the start of the new season.
“I hope that we don’t have another season with all these problems. But we won the championship with all these problems, so maybe we should hope for another problem! Carlos has another two years on his contract. But I don’t think I can change Carlos. Maybe I can change Mario, because he is young, but you can’t change older players. I just want respect, for me and for the club, for my job and for their job. That is important for me,” said Mancini after the pre-season friendly victory over Arsenal.