Graeme Souness is not a man to mince his words and the Scot was clearly fuming on behalf of Roberto Mancini after the Manchester City manager revealed after Tuesday night’s match against Bayern that Carlos Tevez refused to play.
Tevez is thought to have been irked by not being the first substitute on the pitch at the Allianz Arena following Nigel de Jong replacing Edin Dzeko and flatly told Mancini that he was not in the right frame of mind to replace Samir Nasri.
Souness feels as though Tevez is the sort of player that City can now do without, despite the fact that the striker has been so instrumental in the club’s recent successes.
“He (Tevez) is one bad apple,” he told Sky Sports 2.
“He can undo all the good work that has been done (at City). He’s a disgrace to football. He epitomises what most people think is wrong with modern football.
“It is totally unacceptable. He’s a football player and he is paid to play.
“He is refusing to help his team-mates. It’s all about him, him, him.”
Souness also pointed to the fact that Sir Alex Ferguson passed up the opportunity to keep him at Old Trafford, with the Manchester United manager feeling as though Tevez might not have been conducive to a happy squad.