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Tevez gives more insight into bust-up with Man City boss Mancini

Carlos Tevez has againexplained the chain of events that led to him seeking refuge away from Manchester City.

The Argentine's current situation at City has been much publicized since he refused to warm up during a Champions League loss to Bayern Munich in Germany back in late September and he has further lifted the lid on what exactly happened on the night ahead of a possible return to Eastlands.

Tevez said he was initially puzzled by Mancini's decision to replace striker Edin Dzeko with defensive midfielder Nigel de Jong when the team was losing 2-0 at the Allianz Arena and then became more disillusioned when Dzeko and the boss exchanged harsh words afterwards.

"I was kind of in a bad mood and when (Mancini) brings on De Jong and takes off Dzeko, and we're losing 2-0, I thought it was a defensive substitution. So I decided to sit back on the bench," he said in an interview with Fox Sports in Argentina.

"So I'd already warmed up for 10 minutes and he has this attitude that he wants to lose 2-0 instead of 4-0.

"So I sat down and at the same time Dzeko comes off and is really angry and has a go at Mancini. He then sees the tunnel is closed so he has to sit down next to him and they start to have an argument.

"Dzeko was speaking Bosnian and Mancini would swear at him in Italian, so it was a real mess.

"So I go and sit down and he doesn't see me because he's having this discussion. But then he turns around and sees me and you can imagine what happens. He's in the middle of an argument.

"So then he tells me to keep on warming up and treats me like a dog. When he spoke to me in that tone of voice I said 'no I'm not going out'.

"So I was willing to play but the coach was in such a foul mood, because he had that argument with Dzeko, he started on me as well, started swearing at me.

"That was him, because I was very calm. I was just sitting on the bench and you could see from the footage I was calm and just talking to (Pablo) Zabaleta. Mancini said some horrible things to me."

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