Carlos Tevez claims Chinese football is 50 years behind Europe and South America.
The Argentinian signed for Shanghai Shenhua in January on contract which earns him £650,000 per week - making him the highest paid player in the world.
But Tevez hasn't had the same fortune on the pitch, having been branded 'unfit' and 'overweight', and now the 33-year-old has seemingly hit back at what he deems to be an inferior competition.
"In South America and Europe, players learn to play football when they're kids, but not here. So technically they are not very good," the former Manchester United and Manchester City striker told SFR Sport.
"Their football is very different. The fans treat it very differently as well. And I don't think they are going to get to the same heights, not even in 50 years."