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Champions League: What really happened between me, Mancini in Munich – Tevez

Former Manchester City striker, Carlos Tevez has opened up on what really happened between him and former manager, Roberto Mancini, in Munich.

In September 2011, Tevez and Mancini had public disagreement during a Champions League match away to Bayern Munich.

The Champions League match ended in a 2-0 win in favour of Bayern against Man City.

However, Tevez has now revealed that it was a situation that should probably never have happened between him and Mancini.

“It has been almost 10 years since that moment,” said Tevez as quoted by Man City’s official website on Sunday.

“What I remember is that in the first half [of the match], Bayern Munich were far more superior than us.

“So, I began warming up in the 35th minute of the first half. And I warmed up for ten minutes until the first half ended.

“When the second half started, I remember we were 5 minutes in, and I was still warming up and we were still 2-0 down.

“In that first substitution, I think he (Roberto Mancini) subs on De Jong for Aguero.

“I knew I had warmed up enough to go on by that point so when I saw that substitution, I did not like it at all.

“We’re 2-0 down and De Jong comes on for Sergio and I don’t go on, so I was angry.

“I went straight to the bench and when Mancini told me to keep warming up, I said no.

“I said if he wanted me to, I was ready to go on but I was not going to keep warming up as I had spent about 35 minutes warming up already.”

“I came back, and I apologised for the mistake I made at that moment,” Tevez added.

“The truth is, as a coach, Mancini is really talented and to be honest, I really appreciate him as a person as well.

“And luckily, we brought some joy to the fans together.”

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