Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez says he accepts Roberto Mancini's team selection.

Tevez is adamant he and Mancini are now "fine", their once fiery relationship "a lot calmer now".

"It might be down to maturity," he told the Sunday Times. "Maybe, before, I was under a lot more pressure. I was a leader of the team. People would often say, 'If Carlos has a bad day, City have a bad day'. Maybe you just reach a point where there's worse things in life than disappointment in football.

"If I come off the bench and score but I'm not in the next starting line-up I'm a lot more accepting."