Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez did not refuse to come on as a substitute during his side's Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich, according to his advisor Kia Joorabchian.
Tevez is currently serving a two-week suspension while City chiefs carry out an investigation into manager Roberto Mancini's allegation that the Argentine star ignored his instruction to go on during last week's 2-0 loss in Germany.
During a post-match television interview in Munich, Tevez appeared to admit his guilt when he said: "I did not feel right to play, so I did not."
But his advisor Joorabchian, speaking at the Leaders in Football conference in London on Wednesday, claimed the translation of the questions put to Tevez were not accurate.
"One thing you can't criticise him for is his commitment when he's on the pitch," Joorabchian said. "You can never criticise him for not wanting to play."