The Argentine reveals why he might have left the club.
According to new Juventus forward Carlos Tevez there was too much pressure during the Argentinian’s time at Manchester City, particularly in Europe.
Tevez spent four years at the Etihad Stadium after becoming the Citizens’ first real marquee signing around the time of the takeover by Sheikh Mansour.
However, although the 29-year-old won both the Premier League and the FA Cup whilst at City, Tevez has revealed that the pressure to succeed was just too high.
“Yes, there was way too much pressure,” the Argentina international told CNN.
“It came from everyone – the club, the fans. I think that too much pressure just hurts the team.
“What happened was that there was so much hype and pressure to be one of the giants of Europe and we didn’t do it.”
It was the club’s failure in the Champions League that was believed to have eventually cost manager Roberto Mancini his job – although a trophy-less campaign in 2012/13 didn’t help either.
On the two occasions that City have qualified since the tournament’s renaming in 1992, they have failed to make it out of their group and this apparent failure has not sat well with the owners.
Tevez meanwhile had a somewhat controversial time at Eastlands, mixing unprecedented success with what was seen as lapses in professionalism – such as the falling out with Mancini over coming off the bench in a European match against Bayern Munich in 2011.
Yet for all the lows there were some extraordinary highs for the South American, with 73 goals in 148 appearances for City going some way to showing the impact the forward had at the club.