What They're Saying: Carlos Tevez

“Chinese players are not as naturally skilled like South American or European players. Like players who learned soccer when they were kids. They’re not good. Even in 50 years, they still won’t be able to compete.”

-- Argentine star Carlos Tevez, who's being paid an estimated $44 million by Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua but has scored only three goals in 13 games. He was responding after Shenhua's chairman said he was unfit to play. (SFR Sport via Guardian)
5 comments about "What They're Saying: Carlos Tevez".
  1. Mike Lyons, September 22, 2017 at 9:36 a.m.

    In womens soccer, Japan won World Cup in 2011 and China was runner up in 1999.

  2. frank schoon replied, September 22, 2017 at 11:17 a.m.

    Mike, we're talking men's soccer not women soccer unless you think there is no difference between the two...

  3. :: SilverRey :: replied, September 22, 2017 at 11:21 a.m.

    With absolutely no disrespect to women's soccer, in 1999 women's international soccer was in it's infancy and anyone that could beat the US had a chance at winning everything. Japan made a concerted effort to start programs for youths, so their success for both men & women isn't too surprising. China just seems like an unmitigated mess.

  4. Fire Paul Gardner Now replied, September 25, 2017 at 9:45 a.m.

    Uh oh, Frankie gets upset when people bring up women's soccer. He's threatened by it.

  5. Nick Daverese, September 26, 2017 at 4:46 p.m.

    I like the women's game now. It was not always that way. But the game is not the same. You seen girls play on boys travel leagues. They can do it until about 12. Then the speed difference is to great. That is why the women's national team plays against good boys under 16 teams in training.

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