Roberto Mancini is widely known to be Tevez's best friend and is keen to pick the misbehaving striker because he's the best one that they have. Although we reported earlier that Tevez had made a reserve team comeback, the Italian manager thinks that:
It turns out that playing golf and singing and dancing on latin hip hop records wasn't the best choice for Carlos in his bid to stay fit during his suspension, so now the real gruelling hard work will begin. I wish I'd also known that this is not a viable way of keeping fit before I started combining the two activities in an incident the police have called 'please stop phoning us'. I've broken quite a lot of my own furniture. Golf clubs are powerful dance weapons."I think he needs a minimum of another two weeks,""In these two weeks it is important he plays two or three games with the reserves. He needs to play on a big pitch."For him it is like pre-season. After three months, it is not easy to play."