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Tevez - Not Just A Sub!


After Carlos Tevez's brilliant performance coming off the bench against Liverpool at Anfield last weekend it has raised the question of 'Is he best used as a sub?' The Argentine has been pretty un-prolific in-front of goal, he gets more chances than anyone when he starts but his goals : chances ratio is very poor.

He was recently quoted saying that he is considering retirement and could think about quitting due to fatigue. However, this could have been another biased translation which has been done to cause trouble. Therefore, his commitment and his performances have raised serious questions over his place in the team.

He is a brilliant impact player who will make things happen. He probably is best coming on after 60 minutes, running at tired legs and he will nick a goal here and there by closing down a clearance. However, that shouldn't undermine his obvious playing ability:

He definitely has yet to find his rhythm for The Blues and he still doesn't look fully fit. Some of his passing has been slick and precise but his movement can be slow and laboured off the ball. But we all know his biggest problem is his goal-scoring. He takes a lot of shots from far out and he needs to work the goalkeeper more and force a save. He will probably start on Saturday after his performance at Anfield but I would opt for the likes of Robinho over him.

Anyway, here is what Mark Hughes had to say to The Manchester Evening News:

'We were mindful of the fact that he has had bangs on his knees, which has been giving him concern, we went to Anfield with a different shape and were quite comfortable in the first half.'

'But it was always my intention to bring Carlos on at some point of the game to try to win it for us. And he was excellent, showing good energy and doing fantastic for the second goal. I am pleased for him because he looked really sharp.'







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Writer: bigal84 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 27 2009

Time: 10:00PM

Your Comments

I know, he was looking pretty nifty on the tennis court at the O2 Arena last night too - Definitely more than just a sub!
Kevinho
He left Man United because they wouldn't start him. Don't do the same. Actually, do. Hell end up at Wigan;)
centrelink1
Tevez needs to pr9ove he is better than a Super Sub.
sindbad
I think the Liverpool game was a one off for MH's selection. Can't wait to see Tevez and Robi together
Thaibluefan
I prefer Greggs sandwiches
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