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Tevez's incredible journey from poverty to superstardom

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London, Nov 1 (ANI): Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has evealed his incredible journey from the poverty and hardship of Buenos Aires ghetto to the iconic superstardom that he enjoys n the Premier League club.

He also revealed how drugs, murder, gunfire, gangsters, police irens and broken glass provided the backdrop to his tortuous pbringing in Fort Apache, which is now being made into a film.

"When I was a kid, I could never go out alone in the street, it as too dangerous. At night, it was like Beirut. We could hear uns, people shouting, crying. Some nights you would hear unshots and bullets crossing through the window or the wall of our house," The News of the World quoted Tevez, as saying.

"You would have to throw yourself to the floor with all your amily and the next day it was back to soccer training. In the orning, there were often dead people on the streets on the way o school," he added.

The 25-year-old also recalled how youngsters in his society used o be drug addicts, which forced them into the world of crime.

"I would see guys hanging around high or stoned. Their lives entred around drugs. Others would go out stealing. They called t easy money. They would get up with no money to go back out and teal again," Tevez said.

"A good friend of mine chose a different path and he is not with s any more. He died five years ago. He went out stealing and the olice killed him. I had to decide whether to follow them or ollow my dream. If you like football, give it all to football - t's the best thing that can happen to you," he added.

An Uruguayan movie director Adriano Caetano is now trying to eplicate the player's life in a film, called Apache, which is ue to begin production early next year. While, Tevez, who will ppear in the movie, will not have to rely on fiction to make his one a success. (ANI)

Story first published: Sunday, November 1, 2009, 14:18 [IST]
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