Thursday June 27 2013
Juventus unveil No 10 Tevez

Carlos Tevez is relishing the challenge of becoming the new No 10 for Juventus after he completed his switch to the Old Lady.

The Argentine was unveiled to the media on Thursday after an initial 9m transfer fee was agreed with Manchester City.

The forward has been handed the mythical 10 jersey, a shirt which went unassigned last season after Alessandro Del Piero left at the end of his contract in 2012.

“The responsibility of the 10 is enormous,” Tevez, who director general Beppe Marotta later revealed had asked for the number, stated.

“I already inherited that shirt from Diego Maradona at Boca Juniors. I respect it, it provides me with a challenge.

“I respect Del Piero, who is a symbol of this club and a great player.”

Tevez has moved to Turin despite attracting the interest of Scudetto rivals Milan over the last 18 months.

“I met Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani on two or three occasions,” he noted. “I haven’t met him recently though, the last time was last year.

“I chose Juventus because it was my dream to play here in Italy and the Bianconeri were the only club who really wanted me. Your football is one of the hardest and most beautiful in the world.

“I thank Juventus for working so hard to sign me and I thank City for those splendid years together. Juventus are a great side and that is the first reason why I am here.

“The decision to come here was not made over the last few days. Juve had chased me in 2011 as well. After I spoke with them I knew that joining would be the best decision.”

Tevez is a versatile forward and he admitted that he doesn’t know yet for sure what boss Antonio Conte will ask of him.

“Conte will decide who I will play alongside and where I will be used,” he added. “I still haven’t spoken to the Coach yet.

“I can give experience and quality to the team,” he added. “I promise the fans that I will give my contribution in search of victories.”

Galliani this morning insisted he had no regrets about missing out on Tevez.

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