Man City defender Zabaleta insists Tevez ready for Man Utd

Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta is confident Carlos Tevez will be up for their derby against Manchester United. Tevez faces court today over driving offences.

Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta is confident Carlos Tevez will be up for their derby against Manchester United.

Tevez faces court today over driving offences.

Zabaleta said: "He’s back to his best form. And we expect that from Carlos because he has worked really well from pre-season. No, it [the court case] doesn’t seem to bother him.

"Roberto said the last time (after Tevez was charged and scored a hat-trick v Barnsley) he hopes the police will stop him again because it looks like for him it is a great motivation. It was just a small mistake by Carlos.

"Every time we play against United it is a particularly special game for Carlos. He has always done well against them."

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