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Tevez future under question again

Carlos Tevez

Question marks again hang over the long-term future of Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez after a television interview where he reportedly criticised the motivations of young footballers and said he was unhappy with his lifestyle.

Suggestions that Tevez wishes to quit European football, or the game as a whole, prematurely have become commonplace in recent months and he was recently granted time off in Argentina after team-mate Roque Santa Cruz said the striker was homesick.

In an interview with Argentinian station TyC Sports, Tevez reportedly said: "If you ask me, I would love to have my old life back in my neighbourhood of Fuerte Apache. I don't want to play any more."

He added: "I'm tired of football but I'm also tired of people who work in football. Football is only about money and I don't like it.

"The young players think they have won something in football because they have two cell phones and a house. Today there are many bad people in the football business and you have to fight with them all the time. I'm going to play football for three or four years in Europe then I will quit."

Expanding on his frustrations with the next generation of stars, the 26-year-old added: "Today the young players have no education at all and I don't want to listen to them.

"When I played in Boca, when Martin Palermo or Juan Roman Riquelme talked, I listened to them. So I don't want a young player to ask me 'why did you do that?' in the dressing room. I would punch them as I have won 13 titles in my career."