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Man City captain Tevez laughs off Maradona comparison

Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez has laughed off comparisons with Diego Maradona.

Roberto Mancini has turned a maverick into his first lieutenant, even suggesting that Tevez can inspire City as the great Maradona once did as captain of Napoli.

Tevez smiled and said: "There is only one Maradona and only ever will be one. So that's a leap of faith, really.

"But on my own game the captaincy will have a positive effect. Sometimes a striker can drift out of a game for 10 minutes and then come back into it.

"Now that I am captain I can't afford to do that. You have to be 100 per cent concentrated all the time."

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