Friday August 23 2013
Mancini backs Tevez and Maicon

Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is convinced Carlos Tevez and Maicon will be successes in Serie A this season.

The Argentine has joined Juventus, while the former Inter right-back will be wearing the shirt of Roma this term after the duo left the Premiership club.

“I never had any problems with Tevez,” Mancini told Il Messaggero. “He is a good guy. There was that one issue with him, but I am certain that he will do well in Turin.

“As for Maicon, he is a great player who, if he is in good shape, could become a fundamental player for the Giallorossi.”

Tevez’s City career almost prematurely came to an end after he allegedly refused to warm up at the request of Mancini during a Champions League game against Bayern Munich in 2011.

“Juventus have remained as favourites for the title,” Mancini added of the side who have won the last two championships on the peninsula.

“However, I would keep an eye on Milan and Napoli as well.”

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