For Carlos Tevez, the Scudetto is near. And with the first Bianconeri strike in the 3-1 win over Sassuolo, it was the Argentine who spurred the Bianconeri on to making a big step towards it this evening at the Mapei Stadium.
Speaking to the media on the night he bagged his 19th goal of the Serie A campaign with a powerful shot past Gianluca Pegolo, Tevez began: “What’s important is that the team play well and win, not me scoring. I’d prefer the Scudetto than becoming Serie A’s top scorer – that’s what excites me. We’re nearly there, but it’s still not won yet.”
With a performance as energetic as the 30-year-old’s tonight, it could be easy to forget that he has had an injury niggle to contend with recently, but Tevez went on to say that he feels the problem is behind him.
“The problem was in my knee, and it was giving me a bit of pain, but now I feel in good shape."
It’s now time to consider the Europa League, and after breaking his five-year goalless run in Europe against Benfica on Thursday, Tevez concluded by reiterating that his aims remain the same.
“Nothing’s changed for me. I’ve always looked to score and help out the team.”