Back to his best! Pablo Zabaleta hails Man City’s ‘committed’ Carlos Tevez
Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta says Carlos Tevez is back to his best and 100 per cent committed to the club
Pablo Zabaleta believes Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez has produced some of his best form this season, insisting the striker is committed to the Citizens.
The 29-year-old scored the winner for the defending Premier League champions in a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa on Monday night, his eighth strike in all competitions this season.
The Argentina international fell out with Roberto Mancini in September 2011 and missed a large chunk of the campaign before returning for the title race’s climax.
Tevez scored four goals in the final weeks to help City secure their first top-flight crown in 44 years last May.
And Zabaleta believes his compatriot has shown his renewed commitment to the club this season.
“It’s been difficult for Carlos, for Mancini, for the club. From something small, it grew so big,” Zabaleta told the Manchester Evening News.
“After it happened, everything went crazy and it was so difficult.
“Everybody makes mistakes. The positive thing is Carlos came back again and the commitment for the club and team has been 100 per cent, so that is well done by him.
“Is he as good as before? Yes, definitely. He got a fantastic goal against Chelsea and he’s been great all season.”