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Tevez part of Man City's first team plans: Coach

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London, Nov 25 (ANI): Manchester City coach Eddie Niedzwiecki has rubbished critics claim that ace footballer Carlos Tevez is a 'super-sub', and said the Argentine is still part of the club's first team plans.

Tevez put in a terrific performance against Liverpool after coming off the bench and set up Stephen Ireland's goal in the 2-2 draw.

"To label him in that way is completely wrong. We had a specific game-plan and Carlos made such an impression when he came on," The Sun quoted Niedzwiecki, as saying.

"Because of the players we have and the size of the squad, there will be times when the boss has to leave out certain individuals or play a different system. That's the flexibility we want.

"Carlos had just been away with Argentina, where there was a lot of emotion surrounding the national team, but he showed real desire when he came on and he changed what had gone on," he said.

"He gave the team a trigger, and it was Carlos closing down the full-back that led to the second goal. He chased a lost cause and won the ball back in the corner. Carlos is playing with a smile on his face and he loves to express himself on the pitch. I'm sure we'll soon see him knocking the goals in like the talent we know he is," Niedzwiecki added. (ANI)

Story first published: Friday, November 27, 2009, 15:12 [IST]
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