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Tevez calls for consistency

Carlos Tevez

Carlos Tevez has called on Manchester City to "get their act together" and start hitting the winning form that could propel them to the top of the Premier League table.

After Tevez's angry response to being substituted near the end of Saturday's narrow win over Bolton, the South American is looking ahead to a time when the Blues can fulfil their enormous potential.

Speaking to the official Manchester City magazine, Tevez said: "We have to start believing that we are a big club, get our act together and concentrate, and be strong enough mentally to go five or six matches,"

He added: "It is a case of thinking about it properly and getting our mindset right in order to get those half-dozen wins in a row which will give us that belief that we can be champions."

Tevez insists he shares the same passion as the City fans, which is presumably why he overreacted to being replaced by James Milner at the weekend.

Certainly, the Tevez camp have been eager to play down suggestions of a rift with boss Roberto Mancini, which fits in with the Argentina star's desire to please the City faithful.

"I really like the desire the fans have to win something, and I sense it," he said. "It gives me a lot of strength.

"I know it is hard for people to go week-in, week-out, it can be expensive and it is not the main priority in life, but they make it their main priority.

"That motivates me and we all want to do the same thing - to make history and win trophies at City."

More will be known about the chances of City ending their 35-year silverware drought over the next couple of weeks thanks to a quirky fixture list that pits Manchester United against Arsenal next weekend, Chelsea the weekend after and Arsenal into combat with Chelsea on December 27.