Register Login Scores

International

World's Former Highest-Paid Star Reveals How Quitting China Backfired

The world's former highest-paid player, Carlos Tevez, has revealed the real reason why he decided to walk away from his contract in China.

Gallery: All Away Kits Of 2018 World Cup Revealed

The former Manchester City and Manchester United striker quit Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua, who were reportedly paying him £634 000 (R11.2 million) a week, in order to make Argentina's 2018 FIFA World Cup squad.

Tevez decided to rejoin his boyhood club Boca Juniors a year before the showpiece in Russia, a move that evidently backfired.

"I expected to be in the World Cup," the former West Ham United forward said, as quoted by the Daily Mirror.

"I had returned to Boca from China because of that, but then I had a muscular injury, and I understood I would not succeed.

"I feel that age is catching up with me. Recovery is getting slower and slower. Not everyone can go to the World Cup, right? Look at Mauro Icardi."

Although he was snubbed a place in the Albiceleste's World Cup squad, Tevez expects Lionel Messi to lead his nation to glory in Russia.

"I am sure that this is Messi's World Cup," he added

"He has a lot of anger in his body, even if he does not show it. I do not think this will be his last tournament, but I expect a great World Cup.

"Argentina is one of the favourites. Only Germany and Brazil are at our level."

The Best South American XI At The World Cup

Do you agree with Tevez's bold prediction? Have your say in the comments section below. 

Messi Names Eight Stars To Watch At The World Cup, Snubs Ronaldo

Zidane's Successor At Real Revealed?

Pirates Announce Nine New Players

3 comments

Top 5

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

22 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Nedbank Cup Last 32 Fixtures Revealed

133 Jan 14, 2021 06:28 PM in Nedbank Cup

Official: 10 More January Transfers Confirmed

Jan 22, 2021 07:31 PM in International Transfers

Chiefs' Plans To Catch Downs

147 Jan 08, 2021 07:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: 10 More January Transfers Confirmed

Jan 22, 2021 07:31 PM in International Transfers

Check Out Moleko’s Farm Ride Flexes

5 Jan 21, 2021 03:10 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Pogba: Rashford & Martial Don't Have Cavani's Quality

11 Jan 22, 2021 08:31 AM in English Premier League

Crucial Injury Update On Chiefs’ Frosler

36 Jan 23, 2021 09:25 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Top Goalscorers In Europe This Season So Far

4 Jan 25, 2021 08:03 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

28 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Chiefs Explain Unpleasant Trip To Angola

56 Jan 07, 2021 09:14 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Festival & Co Lauded As Unbeaten Swallows Prepare For Bucs

6 Jan 07, 2021 03:12 PM in Orlando Pirates