Tevez - We can win the lot

27 February 2009 09:57
Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez believes his side are capable of winning a record-breaking five trophies this season.

Normally such a claim from one of Sir Alex Ferguson's players is banished until May when Premier League titles and UEFA Champions League finals are decided but the 24-year-old is in confident mood.

Although the Argentina international has seemingly fallen behind fellow strikers Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov in the Old Trafford pecking order he is likely to start in the Carling Cup final against Tottenham on Sunday.

The former Boca Juniors ace has played in all five of United's games in the competition this season, scoring six goals, and he is determined to add to his trophy haul with the Red Devils.

"We can win every trophy we compete for, you can be sure of that," he told the Daily Express.

"It is very possible we will end up with five trophies. We are not the world champions for nothing.

"We have not proved we are the best team in the world for nothing. We now have a squad that is strong enough to be in contention for every trophy.

"The best part of the season is coming up. We're in the last 16 of the Champions League, we are top of the Premier League, we're in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and we're in the Carling Cup final."

Despite securing his status as a fans' favourite at the club since arriving from West Ham in summer 2007 Tevez's long-term future still remains uncertain.

Special atmosphereBut the tireless frontman has made it clear as to where he wants to be next season.

"From the moment I set foot on the Old Trafford pitch even though I was wearing a West Ham shirt it had a special atmosphere," he added.

"It is the kind of atmosphere that inspires you, the kind of atmosphere I can thrive on. It is very similar kind of feeling to the Bombanera (Boca's stadium).

"The fans have the same passion as they worship the blue and yellow of Boca, the same way they do here with the red of Manchester United.

"That is what was so inspiring playing for Boca and it is the same in Manchester."

However Tevez's representative Kia Joorabchian was seen at the Bernabeu for Wednesday's match against Liverpool where he was said to have had dinner with Real Madrid sporting director Pedrag Mijatovic.

Rumours involving Real and Tevez have been commonplace ever since the Argentinean lost his first-team place at United and Joorabchian played down the meeting.

"I was in Madrid watching Javier Mascherano playing for Liverpool as I watch many matches involving players I know," he told the Daily Star.

"Pedrag Mijatovic is a friend of mine and we enjoyed a dinner, along with other friends, after the game. It was nothing more than a dinner with a friend."

Source: SKY_Sports