If there was a glimmer of light for Carlos Tevez as far as a Manchester City reconciliation was concerned, that has now been extinguished after the player stated that he would not be apologising to Roberto Mancini following the events of the past few days.
It remains unclear as to what was actually said by Mancini and Tevez, especially as the latter doesn’t speak English, although the general consensus is that the former Manchester United striker felt aggrieved at not being the first substitute used at the Allianz Arena.
Tevez actually makes the rather bold claim that no apology is deserved and that his team-mates will back him in the current dispute he has with Mancini, although everyone else on the books at City attended training on Friday ahead of Saturday’s game against Blackburn.
While Sergio Aguero and Pablo Zabaleta voiced some sympathy with their compatriot, neither are going on strike with regard to the situation and it is not the first time that Mancini and Tevez have clashed.
Mancini denied in a Friday press conference that this had been a particularly difficult week, saying: “No, no, absolutely no. Why is it difficult? Some situations can happen in football, in your job. It’s important that the past is finished.
“I don’t have any complications. Only one complication that we had two days ago is that we lost against Bayern Munich, only this. We started very well we can do a fantastic season, I don’t have this problem”.