Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini praises 'world class' Carlos Tevez

02 January 2010 01:30
Roberto Mancini last night thanked Carlos Tevez for giving him a perfect start as Manchester City manager, describing the Argentina striker as 'world-class'.[LNB]Tevez has scored three times in Mancini's first two games since the Italian succeeded Mark Hughes a fortnight ago, taking his total for December to eight.[LNB] Mancini said: 'I do not like to pick put individuals because we've been collectively very good in the two games we have won against Stoke and Wolves, but Carlos Tevez has been outstanding.[LNB] Top form: Carlos Tevez[LNB]'He is a world-class striker who has shown that he is in top form.'[LNB]Mancini also praised Shay Given, rating him as one of the top five goalkeepers in the world as City prepare to face Middlesbrough today, and added: 'I have been really pleased with the way the players have responded since I arrived.'[LNB]Speaking about his attitude towards the FA Cup, Mancini said: 'It is a big competition, one of the most famous domestic cups in the world and one that is loved by the fans. I want to win it.'[LNB] Chelsea cleared to make Ribery bid as £45m star refuses to sign new Bayern contractThe free XI: Joe Cole, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Martin Petrov head list of out of contract stars Junior Stanislas is England's bright hope, Michael Ballack's a flop and Clint Dempsey named Premier League's best left winger... Football according to the Italians MANCHESTER CITY

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