Monday July 1 2013
Mancini: Tevez is a true champion

Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini believes that Juventus can win even more silverware with Carlos Tevez up front.

The Argentine signed from the Premier League club last week to much fanfare, and the Italian tactician has claimed that the fans' reaction is for a reason.

“I cannot wait to see him play in our League,” he told Tuttosport. “Tevez is a champion – the top player Juve were missing.

“He will allow Juve to make that next step. That purchase will allow the Bianconeri to go a step above the other teams.

“It is never easy to win, especially if you have already won two championships, but I think Conte's team have what it takes to win a third.

“Tevez knows how to make the difference.

“I think Carlos is a worthy successor to Alex [Del Piero's No.10 shirt].

“Conte will have no problems because Carlos is a model professional.”

Mancini then commented on his own future.

“For now I am resting – sea, sun and lots of sports. Then we will see what happens.”

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