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Tevez considers quitting the game

Carlos Tevez, Manchester City's 26-year-old captain, says he's not enjoying life as a soccer player and is considering an early retirement. The Argentine, who had an argument with Man City boss Roberto Mancini at halftime of last week's win over Newcastle, says his body is worn down and his family life is suffering.

"I have been playing many games this season, and my body is feeling it," Tevez said. "I am tired. I started to play when I was really young and I have always fought so much but now I'm feeling the effort. I'm an old guy now, and I started to think about some stuff. ...

"When I talk about quitting, I mean quitting football, not just the national team. But at the moment I still don't know if this is going to be in one month, one year, three or five years. I have the idea of quitting in my mind. Maybe one of these days, I will just wake up and say no more football. ...

"My family but also my body are starting to feel the effort. I have worked and fought so hard, and I would love to enjoy my football. I have been playing in England for five years, and I have not spent a single Christmas nor New Year with my family."

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2 comments about "Tevez considers quitting the game".
  1. Paolo Jacobs, October 11, 2010 at 5:11 a.m.

    Maybe Carlos can come to MLS and play and enjoy "no pressure" football,,, + spend X-mas and New Years with his family in MLS offseason... MLS should send feelers out for him..

  2. Brian Herbert, October 11, 2010 at 1:50 p.m.

    Paolo, exactly what I was thinking. He'd be on a closer time-zone to his family, a lighter game schedule, and Holidays in Argentina no problem! MLS owners: here's your next designated player!

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