Tevez: Juventus very demanding. I am ready

Former Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is ready to give his all for new club Juventus.

Former Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is ready to give his all for new club Juventus.

The striker arrived from Manchester City this week for €9m plus a potential €6m in performance-related bonuses, choosing the number 10 jersey.

“I have to be back in Italy on July 9 to begin pre-season training, when we’ll be in Turin for two days and then in the mountains for 10 days,” he told Cronica.

“Juve are a very demanding club and I will be ready. I think pre-season will be very important to help me settle into Italian football and know what I am facing. Those days of training with my teammates will be crucial.”

There was controversy over Juve’s decision to hand the legendary 10 to newcomer Tevez, but he shrugged it off.

“In truth I feel absolutely no pressure. I don’t think about the shirt number at all. I am concentrated on preparing as best I can for the season.

“My new teammates have already made me feel at home and it’s fantastic, it makes me want to get started straight away.

“The fans also gave me a warm welcome. I had difficulty leaving the airport because there were so many supporters and they followed me everywhere. It was incredible.”

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