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Tevez Enjoys Dream Start

Carlos Tevez enjoyed a "perfect night" when he fired Juventus to a 1-0 win over Sampdoria on his debut.

The former Manchester City man admits that it takes time to settle in to new surroundings but was delighted with his start at the Old Lady.

The striker was also unaware of the fact that his former manager, Roberto Mancini, was on hand to watch the action but says that they still have a good relationship - despite their well-documented spat in the past.

"I didn’t know Mancini was in the stadium. We have kept up a good rapport," the 29-year-old told reporters after the match.

"I'm really happy here but it's not easy to slot into a new playing system, it takes time. Tonight was perfect though: a goal and a win.

"I'm pleased because it was no easy feat coming here and doing that at such a difficult ground."

Juve manager Antonio Conte then went on to heap praise on the forward, adding, "A lot has been said about him but he's certainly not afraid of putting in the hard work.

"I'm not happy with a striker who's static. Tevez not only offers us quality up front but he helps out defensively too.

"Tevez has scored twice already but he's also made a huge contribution to the team – that's something all my players have always done.

"The more time passes, the more comfortable Carlos, Fernando (Llorente) and Angelo (Ogbonna) will be. They're putting a lot of effort and it's not easy, but these are top players we're talking about."

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