Carlos Tevez says he will only continue his career in Europe for “three or four years” as he has grown tired of the game..
The Argentinian striker said he would consider retiring from professional football if Argentina won the World Cup as he wanted to spend more time with his family.
He returned from South Africa to captain Manchester City this season but it appears that he has once again begun to question his future in the game.
“I don’t want to play anymore,” Tevez told TyC Sports. “I’m tired of football, but also tired of people who work in football. I don’t want to play anymore, and I’m talking seriously.
“Football is only about money, and I don’t like it. There are so many agents with really young footballers … it’s awful, as these young players are not interesting in winning titles, they only want money. The young players think that they have won something in football because they have two cell phones and a house. Today, there are many bad people in the football business, and you have to fight with them all the time. I’m tired of that too.
“Today, the young players have no education at all, and I don’t want to listen to them. When I played in Boca, when [Martin] Palermo or [Juan Roman] Riquelme talked, I listened to them. So I don’t want a young player to tell me ‘why did you do that?’ in the dressing-room. I would punch him, as I have won 13 titles in my career.
“I’m going to play football for three or four years in Europe, then I will quit. I would play for Boca again only if my father asks me to do it, but I don’t want to play in Argentina again. If you ask me, I would love to have my old life back in my neighbourhood of Fuerte Apache as I don’t like my way of life today.”