Tevez: Too much hype and pressure at Manchester City

The Argentina international, who left the Premier League runners-up for Juventus this summer, thinks the club and their fans need to be more patient for success in Europe
Former Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez believes the club's players are put under too much pressure to succeed in the Champions League.

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The 29-year-old ended his stay at the Etihad Stadium this summer, joining Serie A champions Juventus in June for a fee of around £10 million.

City failed to progress out of the group stages of the Champions League in consecutive seasons and Tevez believes there is too much pressure for success from everyone connected with the club.

"Yes, there was way too much pressure,” Tevez told CNN.

"It came from everyone - the club, the fans. I think that too much pressure just hurts the team.

"What happened was that there was so much hype and pressure to be one of the giants of Europe and we didn't do it.

"We dropped out in the first round of the Champions League on both occasions."

Tevez, who failed to register a goal in Europe last season despite netting 11 times for City in the Premier League, moved to Turin on a three-year deal.