Former City favourite Uwe Rosler has hailed current striker Carlos Tevez, saying the Argentine is the complete centre forward package.
The Argentine will once again take centre stage on Wednesday against United and Rosler believes he is the key to City’s hopes. “He’ll be desperate to shine against his former club and knows this is a golden opportunity for City to step up their title bid.
He is a striker who can dribble, turn a man, chase non-stop, press the opposition, make smart moves, hold the ball up and – crucially – score goals,” said the German, who scored 50 goals for City between 1994 and 1998.
Tevez scored twice against his former club in the League Cup semi final last January and will be eager to add to his tally against the reds. As an extra impetus, Tevez will again have an opportunity to make a point to Sir Alex Ferguson after the United manager allowed the striker to leave Old Trafford in 2009.
Rosler also notes City’s performances when Tevez is absent. “City often appear to lack enthusiasm when Tevez isn’t in the side. There is a big difference between City with Tevez and City without him At Wolves in October, City got an early goal and then played as if they thought the job was done. They invited Wolves back into the game and ended up losing.”
Tevez was handed the captain’s armband last season and led by example as City bounced back from three straight defeats to win 2-0 at West Brom on Sunday, with the striker providing the cross for the opener.
The stakes will be high on Wednesday and so to will be the demand on Tevez., but considering it’s United we are playing, we should expect something a little special from the Argentine.
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