Former Manchester City and Juventus striker Carlos Tevez says he lacks the desire to return to football

‘I’m looking inside myself for that fire and I can not find it’: Former Man City striker Carlos Tevez, 37, says he ‘does not feel like’ returning to football after leaving Boca Juniors this summer

  • Carlos Tevez is currently a free agent after leaving Argentine Boca Juniors
  • The former Man City and Juventus striker says he has no urge to find a new club
  • Now 37 Tevez admits he does not miss playing and ‘enjoys the moment’











Carlos Tevez enjoys life away from football and has no ‘fire or desire’ to return to the match after leaving Boca Juniors in the summer.

The 37-year-old spent the last five seasons with his boys’ club as his action-packed career begins to wane, and although he has not yet announced his official retirement, he admits he does not miss playing after his exit in June and is’ enjoying ‘ moment ‘away from the top level.

Tevez was one of the most prolific strikers in world football during the peak of his career and dazzled during successful periods with Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus.

Carlos Tevez admits he lacks 'fire' and 'desire' to return to football after leaving Boca Juniors

Carlos Tevez admits he lacks ‘fire’ and ‘desire’ to return to football after leaving Boca Juniors

Tevez was productive in Manchester City

He scored 50 goals in 95 games for Juventus

He was one of the most productive strikers in the world during the game in Man City and Juventus (R)

In a speech to ESPN, he said: ‘I do not feel the urge to be there when the ball rolls. “Last Saturday I had a wedding while Boca was playing and inside I thought if I played I would miss the wedding,” the former Argentine national team player explained to ESPN.

‘If that result (a 1-0 defeat to Gimnasia) happened like that, I would not go because I would be angry and I would not take pictures or take a drink; everyone would say Boca lost and Tevez was out partying. Such is football.

‘Am I thinking of coming back? All my friends and family ask me, but I do not know where to start. Right now I am enjoying the moment.

He has hinted that his passion for the game is waning after calling his one-year stay in Shanghai Shenhua 'a holiday'

He has hinted that his passion for the game is waning after calling his one-year stay in Shanghai Shenhua ‘a holiday’

‘You start to wonder, but in the meantime I take care of myself. I want something that catches my interest and motivates me, or that brings something out of me, but right now, every time I watch Juventus, Boca or a team I have played for, I look inside myself for it fire that motivates myself to play for six months or a year longer and I can not find it. ‘

Tevez’s goal-scoring statistics have been hit since ending his impressive time in Serie A, with just 35 strikes in 133 games. He has hinted that his passion for the game is swindling – he compares his one-year stay with Shanghai Shenhua to ‘a holiday’, and in 2018 he revealed that he ‘was not a football fanatic’ and preferred to watch golf.

‘I never watch football. I do not like it, “he said in the interview.

‘If Barcelona-Real Madrid are on, I change channel to watch golf. I’ve never been a football fanatic. I like to have the ball between my feet. ‘

Tevez insists he does not miss the match and enjoys the moment away from the limelight

Tevez insists he does not miss the match and enjoys the moment away from the limelight

He was a controversial figure in the game - he came to City from rivals Man United and once refused to play for Sky Blues after submitting a transfer request

He was a controversial figure in the game – he came to City from rivals Man United and once refused to play for Sky Blues after submitting a transfer request

Tevez was a controversial figure in the game. He spent two years at Manchester United before choosing to cross the gap and join their bitter rivals, Man City, and refused to sign a new deal despite offering to make him one of the club’s best earners.

He scored 73 times in 148 matches at the Etihad and won the Premier League and FA Cup, but came under fire for submitting a transfer request and refusing to play in a Champions League match against Bayern Munich.

Tevez also slammed the city of Manchester, saying it was ‘raining all the time’ and there was ‘nothing to do’, adding that he ‘would not return, not on holiday, nothing’.

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