Argentinian ace excited about new challenge ahead in Italy.
Juventus striker Carlos Tevez has revealed that he had strongly considered the idea of retiring prior to his move to Turin this summer.
In an interview with ESPN, as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, the 29-year-old has claimed that he had grown tired after his spell at Manchester City, and after winning a number of trophies in England he had contemplated the idea of retiring.
The Argentinian international also suggested that he had always had a plan in his mind to retire at the age of 28, but following his move to Italy this summer he is ready for a new adventure which has reinvigorated him.
“I always said I wanted to retire at age 28, and I was close to doing so after the conflict with Roberto Mancini,” he told ESPN.
“I was tired. I had won the Champions League and the Premier League with United, the FA Cup with the City who had not won for a long time. I won everything. There was a time when I was tired, tired of football. I wanted to retire, but then came the Juventus, one of the biggest teams in Europe,” he added.
The former Boca star enjoyed a glittering spell in the Premier League but was signed by the Turin giants in their bid to compete in Europe.
Having won back-to-back league titles, coach Antonio Conte is determined to take the club to the next level by winning the Champions League, and as a result the Bianconeri brought in both Tevez and Fernando Llorente this summer.
While Tevez has revealed that he hasn’t had to work as hard as he has done this summer in pre-season since his days in Argentina, he appears to be fully motivated by the opportunity handed to him by the Italian giants.
However, while he looks ahead to his time in Italy after deciding to prolong his club career, he has revealed that his international spell in “in the past” as it appears unlikely he will feature for Argentina again.