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Tevez Considered Retiring Before Juve Move

In an interview with ESPN South America, Juventus forward Carlos Tevez revealed that he thought of retiring this summer before Juventus made an offer for him. The 29-year-old joined the Italian champion from Manchester City in a move that the Argentine says has reignited his passion for the game.

“There comes a moment where you get tired, you get tired of soccer,” Tevez said. “I wanted to leave soccer but then Juventus, one of the biggest teams in Europe, arrived. I had always said that I would retire at the age of 28 and I was close to retiring after the row with Roberto Mancini,” he said, referring to his September 2011 clash with the then-City boss.

“I spent six years in England and nobody would have given a cent for me to stay six years there,” he added. “I won the Champions League with United, the Premier League with United, the FA Cup [and Premier League] with City -- who hadn't won anything for a long time. I won everything.”

During the interview, Tevez also confirmed that his international career had come to an end. The striker scored 13 goals in 62 appearances for Argentina.

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