Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has admitted that he will happily rub it in if he scores in the next Manchester derby.
The Argentina international striker was applauded for refusing to celebrate his two goals as Manchester City defeated former club West Ham 3-1 on Monday.
However Tevez has said that he will not be so polite the next time City face local rivals United.
He said that he has decided to not celebrate his goals out of respect to West Ham as they were his first club in England and, in his heart, part of him will always be a Hammer.
Tevez said that in the derby against United earlier this month he had also decided not to celebrate the club’s goals but said that after the bad treatment he received from the United fans on that day, he have changed my standing.
Tevez went on to say that if he scores in the next derby in April he will surely celebrate.
Tevez, age 25, has always been given a warm welcome by West Ham fans since leaving the club for United in 2007 and the striker had hoped that the Old Trafford faithful would hand him a similar reception upon his return to the Theatre of Dreams.
However Tevez was booed and jeered and even had a coin thrown in his direction as United defeated City 4-3 thanks to Michael Owen’s last-gasp goal.