Date: 25th September 2007 at 9:14am
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Chelsea are violent but poor as a football team, according to Carlos Tevez.

Now I like if a player’s got confidence. That is of course vital to succeed in a game, particularly in a league like the Premiership and particularly at a club like Manchester United.

But with his latest comments, Tevez took it to another level it seems.

‘Chelsea pushed the violence to the absolute limit and there could have been other red cards during the match,’ he told the Daily Mail.

‘But justice prevailed in the end and we deserved to win.

Some of the tackles, most notably Joe Cole’s, could have caused serious injury so I agree that Chelsea did not handle well being one man down and one goal behind.

However, talking about justice and how it prevailed in a football match.. we all do it of course but it’s still strange to hear from a footballer. After all, we played 60 minutes against ten men. Ten violent men, all right, but one man down is one man down, no matter how brutally the rest of them try to compensate their loss.

‘Our game is totally superior to Chelsea’s this season and the scoreline was actually short of what we deserved.

‘I have seen the problems at Chelsea with the change of coach, but this season they have just not developed the rhythm of the other years.

‘Chelsea were very nervous and it was impossible that we were going to lose the match.’


Sir Alex said Tevez has a cocky confidence about him. Well, it was apparent on Sunday (finally, as it was nowhere to be seen in previous games) and it’s even more obvious now. More of the same, Carlos, we love hearing not-so-diplomatic comments, they are so rare in modern days.

I’m looking forward to what he’ll say about Liverpool when we meet them!