Former Juventus, Manchester United and Manchester City star Carlos Tevez admits he does not find much motivation to return to professional football and does not miss the match.
Tevez parted company with Boca Juniors in June, while refusing to announce his retirement at age 37 after his third round with Xeneize.
However, he seems to be a little busy finding a new club as he enjoys life away from the pitch.
What was said?
“I do not feel the urge to be there when the ball rolls. Last Saturday I had a wedding while Boca was playing and inside I thought that if I played I would miss the wedding,” Argentina international explained to ESPN.
“If that result (a 1-0 defeat to Gimnasia) happened like that, I would not go because I would be angry and I would not take pictures or have a drink; everyone would say that Boca lost and Tevez was parties Football is like that.
“Am I thinking of coming back? All my friends and family are asking me, but I do not know where to start. Right now I am enjoying the moment.
“You start to wonder, but in the meantime I take care of myself. I want something that catches my interest and motivates me, or that brings something out of me, but right now, every time I watch Juventus, Boca or a team I have played for, I look inside myself for that fire to motivate myself to play for six months or a year longer, and I can not find it. ”
The end of a legend?
Should Tevez eventually decide to hang up his boots, it would draw the curtain for an exceptional career.
Carlitos started as a teenager in Boca, won the Copa Libertadores and Intercontinental Cup in 2003 among other trophies and also took the Corinthians to a Brazilian Serie A triumph before experiencing his first taste of European football with West Ham United.
Sparkling spells followed with Man Utd, Man City and Juventus, who he finally left in 2015 in favor of a return to Boca.
The last six years have seen him light up the Bombonera, with the exception of a brief stint in China with Shanghai Shenhua in 2017, adding four more Primera Division crowns to his name; though the biggest prize, another Libertadores, remained intangible.
Tevez’s club trophies total 26, including league titles in four different countries with five different clubs and successes in both the Copa Libertadores and the Champions League, making him just one of just 11 players in history to have completed that feat.