–Juventus star speaks on EPL experience
CARLOS TEVEZ has lifted the lid on his struggles to adapt to English life during his seven-year stint in the Premier League.
Tevez joined West Ham from Corinthians in 2006 and helped them survive relegation before going on to win three league titles with Manchester United and rivals City.
He left City in 2013 to move to Juventus, where he has added the Serie A title to his medal hoard.
And the Argentine has revealed life in Turin has been less of a strain to that which he endured while in Manchester and London – despite both spells proving successful on the football field.
Discussing the ‘pressure’ of playing up front for Juve, Tevez said: “From the start, I haven’t pressured myself to feel worthy of the No10 jersey. You’d just go mad and be unable to do your job properly otherwise.
“After spending eight years in Manchester I received a very warm welcome to Turin.
“The people are very easy-going, in contrast to other parts of Italy such as Rome or Naples, where passions run much higher.
“Life’s very good here and it’s where I’ve found it easiest to adapt. That’s also because of the language, which I understand a bit better. In England that was so hard for me.
“I’ve always missed friends and family, right from the start. Luckily I get plenty of visitors so I’m not always alone.
“My old mates have always been there for me no matter where I’ve been. Imagine my pals from Fuerte Apache in England!
“I have countless stories. Every time we went out something funny happened, usually involving the language. It’s always good fun.”