Etihad Stadium man is not a happy bunny.
Carlos Tevez has made the shocking confession that a bout of depression led to him binge eating which forced him into a clinic this summer.
The 27-year-old had expressed a desire to leave Eastlands this summer but saw a deal to Brazil outfit Corinthians fail to materialise.
Inter Milan were also reportedly interested in City’s talisman but a swap deal involving the talented playmaker Wesley Sneijder was reportedly rejected by City.
His fortunes with his national team fared little better as he missed a penalty against Uruguay in the Copa America quarter-finals.
“I’m not the s**t that they say I am,” he told The People.
“I had a personal crisis this summer. I put on five or six kilos and had to check into a clinic. I was depressed and so I ate and ate.
“Only my family and friends know this. People can criticise me if I don’t play well, but they can’t say ‘He missed a penalty so the coach would be sacked.’ It’s the bad feeling towards me that I can’t stand.”
SOURCE: Sporting Life
Whilst it is of course not a laughing matter that Carlos Tevez developed a binge eating addiction it is also very hard to feel sorry for a man who did all he could to force an exit from a club, seemingly initially (when he first asked to leave 18 months ago) to get himself a hefty pay hike and secondly basically insulted the entire city of Manchester.
Now that the Argentine finds himself still at the Etihad it will be interesting to see how he progresses. Will he happily sit on the bench whilst Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero pile on the goals or will he demand first team football, even though he had basically said ‘I want out’, leaving Roberto Mancini no option other than to purchase his national team colleague.