Carlos Tevez has disrupted Manchester City’s preparations for Saturday’s derby against Manchester United by publicly questioning the manager Roberto Mancini’s training methods and criticising the club for using his signing to provoke their rivals with the infamous ‘Welcome to Manchester’ billboard.
Tevez, City’s outstanding player since his defection from United last summer, said he did not agree with the sacking of Mark Hughes as manager and expressed his misgivings about Mancini’s training regime. “The players are not happy with this,” Tevez said. “We are at the end of a long season, we have big matches, we are tired but there are still double training sessions, morning and afternoon. Then, the next day, we train for two hours. I do not understand. But, please, he is the coach and I am the player. He is in charge. I am OK with him.”
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