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.”