Tuesday December 14 2010
Benitez ignores Tevez talk

Inter boss Rafa Benitez insists he hasn't given a single thought to signing Carlos Tevez and is concentrating on the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi.

The Argentina international has submitted a written transfer request at Manchester City, although the club has turned it down in an effort to resolve their differences with the player.

Tevez would like to be closer to his two daughters who live in Buenos Aires, but a move back to Argentina appears unrealistic, prompting interest from Europe's biggest clubs.

Inter are due to face South Korean side Seongnam in the Semi-Final of the Club World Cup tomorrow evening and while Marco Branca has recently discussed the club's transfer strategy, the focus for now is on getting their season back on track.

"We are not going to talk about other players before a game like this," Benitez said. "I am happy with my own. For us the most important game is the first. And the best team [available to Inter] will go out on the pitch to win this match.

"We are here to win and we must win the first game because it's the most important. If we win, we'll want to repeat ourselves in the Final.

"I am happy now because I have players to choose from. The team is working at 100 per cent and it's positive for a Coach to find himself in such a positive environment for a game like this.

"Seongnam are a team who have a good level of organisation, a lot of intensity and players who work well without the ball as well as knowing what to do with it when its at their feet. But we are Inter and we want to win," he concluded.

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