Carlos_Tévez_ManCity1_croppedThe Manchester derby between ManCity and ManUnited has pretty much exploded and become the main talking point of the Premiership this past year, due mostly to City’s sudden influx of cash by their oil-rich owners. Comments like the following directed to Gary Neville by Carlos Tevez after City’s 2-1 win in the first leg of the Carling Cup semi-final are certain to add more fuel to the fire:

“My celebration was directed at Gary Neville. He acted like a complete sock-sucker (boot-licker) when he said I wasn’t worth £25 million, just to suck up to the manager. I don’t know what the hell that idiot is talking about me for. I never said anything about him.

“My team-mates were asking what I thought. And I wondered to myself: what’s the tarado (moron) talking about me for when I never said anything about him, when there was never any (issue) with us. It was a lack of respect for a companero (fellow footballer), aside of the fact that we had won a lot of things together.”

This verbal attack refers to Neville’s comments that Tevez was not worth the money and that United rightfully let him go in the summer, something which few fans would agree with, considering the blazing form the Argentinean has been for City this season.

Of course, Tevez’s agent has tried to downplay the comments and get his client out of trouble, but there aren’t many ways to spin being called an “idiot”, “moron” and “boot-licker”. If anything, hopefully this will provide for a fiery and unforgettable second leg.

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