Manchester City legend Dennis Tueart feels their English core can lead them to glory this season.
He told the Sunday Mirror: "Tevez has insulted the fans and his team-mates. I can't believe what he is doing. What's he trying to achieve?
"I wasn't surprised something like this happened, but I was surprised it was him.
"It was inevitable that when you throw money at a team one player behaves like this - although I thought it would be maybe Balotelli or Adebayor, not him.
"They know what it takes - what it means - for English fans to win the English title.
"The great Man United teams had that kind of a core - the Nevilles, Butt, Scholes, Beckham - and Barcelona have a core of Catalans.
"The great City team I played for had (Colin) Bell, (Dave) Watson, (Peter) Barnes, (Joe) Royle and me."